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MY CANOPY IN PROGRESS

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Blog entry by Metrotek posted 02-04-2011 01:06 PM 1125 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey you guys, how are you all?
I’m posting these photos of my bed canopy in progress made of wooden I-beams,etc. I’ll probably have the canopy done by Sunday and then I’m starting on the hoist trolley for it. The hoist trolley is going to be really cool with four double axel trucks/8-flanged wheels riding on the bottom flange of the I-beams and naturally a cross trolly. I’ll keep you all posted if you’d like?
You can see in these photos the swivel pads on the headboard where the I-beam pins, the swivel pads on the shoe rack where the upright columns pin, the beam scab plates that pin the beam to the uprights, and the barely started raw I-beams that yet to have the flanges glued on and the large holes yet to be cut in them for weight [like a real crane or other heavy piece of structural eqipment].
I have about 72 bosses to drill and saw out with a holesaw tomorrow [actually later today now] and numerous other parts to make even before I start in on the trolly, just to get the structural canopy up and going. I had to make some new tooling, i.i. jigs and fixtures along the way so could manoeuvre the long pieces alone, e.g. an out feed table for my little ‘toy saw’ and infeed roller.
I’m trying to put it all together with mostly adhesives.
I wanted to thank all of you who have visited my crane and to those in particular who chose it as their favourite.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe



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ratchet

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 03:12 PM

This is going to be very interesting when done. Looking forward to seeing it.
Thx for sharing it with us.

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 03:14 PM

seems to bee alot of work for you , but as long as you have fun :-)
ceep us updated
have a great weekend :-)

Dennis

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 04:22 PM

I’ve always loved metal fabrication (given my history) so seeing/reading this brings on some good memories.
I’m looking for to seeing you progress/end result.
Thanks for sharing.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 03:10 AM

Hello! How many people do you all know that have sheets of MDF in their bedroom? :~)
I’m working furiously on the canopy. I should havve some new photos shortly. I have to cut and drill 72 bosses now but I had to stop and eat something and have a smoke. Take care…..Metrotek

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 05:53 AM

LOL there you beat me ….since I gess 7sheeds of drywall , 36 bricks, 3bags of dry concrete, 5 roles of isolation
1½ sheeds of bad plywood new but to bee used to mix the concrete on…doesn´t count …LOL
don´t forget the coffee and a few sweets to celebrate with everytime you have acomplished something

have a great weekend
Dennis

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