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Blog entry by Pjonesy posted 05-27-2016 11:39 PM 845 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this model Hydraulic crane from a Toys & Joys plan a while ago, but hopefully I am back into it again.

Hydraulic Crane platform photo IMG_7080_zpsquzprrai.jpg

In the photo above you can see the main platform, upside down and the wheels and tires in there unfinished state.

Hydraulic Crane wheels photo IMG_7094_zpsiiq3lr2h.jpg

This photo shows the tires after ebonizing with the rims just sitting in there for effect.

Hydraulic Crane wheels Ebonized photo IMG_7095_zpsvdefjfe0.jpg

This photo is a close up of the ebonized tires with the rims and wheel hubs etc.

-- Peter New Zealand



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htl

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#1 posted 05-28-2016 12:17 AM

Pjonesy So glad your here and willing to contribute with a look at your building process.

You talk about ebonizing tires and was hoping you would tell us more about how you do it or point us in the right direction to find out.
Seems like you’ve talked about it before but can’t remember where I read it.?
Thanks Bruce #4

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 05-28-2016 01:02 AM

Got to be a part of this Work In Progress build after seeing your beautiful models you shared in the gallery Peter..

Thank you for the time and effort to do the photos and notes, very much appreciated…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 05-28-2016 04:49 AM

Great work! The ebonizing job came out a really nice black. How did you achive such a nice black?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Pjonesy

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#4 posted 05-28-2016 05:17 AM

Hi Bruce #4, I have written to a few people about ebonizing in the past but one of the best bits of information I can give you is to look at the following web site http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/chemical-ebonizing

I find the use of tannin is very important because it seams to prepare any kind of timber to be ebonized.
The steel wool I use is super fine 0000 grade, it seems to dissolve easily in the vinegar.
The extra coat of tannin after applying the rusty vinegar is worth the effort as it makes things nice and black.
I like the finish this gives because it is not paint or stain, it is a chemical reaction in the timber itself.

Regards
Peter Jones

-- Peter New Zealand

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#5 posted 05-28-2016 06:22 AM

PJ, I think I have a tyre fetish as I seem to always get drawn to them. Love yours… tyres that is. Are those threads that you are choosing not to brag about in the middle of the top picture? If they are (even if they aren’t – as you had me fooled) will you be posting the build or have we missed the train (htl, I won’t hassle you about TRACKs on an innocent blog!)?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#6 posted 05-28-2016 03:31 PM

Nice to see your building proces.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 05-28-2016 03:42 PM

Peter, thanks so much for the info and link on ebonizing wood a very interesting read. I am anxious to give this a try.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 05-28-2016 08:55 PM

Finally went and did a search, should have done it before I asked sorry.
But here’s one that’s pretty good .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUWwNmNWMOU

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#9 posted 05-29-2016 05:08 AM

L B D, I Did a topic on how I made my threaded dowel at lumberjocks.com/topics/163338
I looked around at other peoples ideas and then I decided there had to be an easier way, and this is the result.
You can change the pitch to suit by changing the angle of the blade.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#10 posted 05-29-2016 07:29 AM

PJ, 163338 takes me to a “Jens Risom inspired coffee table” blog.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#11 posted 05-29-2016 07:38 AM


PJ, 163338 takes me to a “Jens Risom inspired coffee table” blog.

- LittleBlackDuck

Try this one “Little Black Duck” for Peter’s profile second last item 26-05-2016 http://lumberjocks.com/topics/163338

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 05-29-2016 09:29 AM

Sorry guys, my bad, I actually used the LJ search engine rather than the treating it as an URL. Thanks Crowie.
.... PJ, Still like the wheels…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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Pjonesy

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#13 posted 05-30-2016 05:37 AM

Hi guys, sorry about the confusion over the threaded dowels. It seems Jens Risom’s coffe table and my threaded dowel have been assigned the same number. You can find my threaded dowel by going to forums and entering the 163338 code and it will bring up both subjects.
The threaded dowel is in ; lumberjocks.com/topics/163338 and the coffee table is in; lumberjocks.com/projects/163338.
Maybe someone needs to have a look at why the wrong subject come up because I only copy and pasted the location before.
Any way I hope you can find it this time.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#14 posted 05-31-2016 04:18 AM

I made a little more progress the last few days. Photo below is of the stabilizer assembly in parts to show the routed groves in the top and bottom parts to take the 3/32 dowel through the stabilizer arm. This is my way of stopping the stabilizer arm from coming right out of the assembly when extending the arms.
Front stabilizer ass, parts photo IMG_7096_zpsxia3ntce.jpg

Front stabilizer ass, parts 1 photo IMG_7097_zpspq4qrs8p.jpg

Then a couple of photos of the front & rear assemblies almost complete. Still needs the screw jack on the ends or the stabilzer arms.
Front & rear stabilizer assemblies photo IMG_7099_zpshwjjlpkq.jpg

Front & rear stabilizer assemblies 1 photo IMG_7100_zpsjvkkvcwe.jpg

Front & rear stabilizer assemblies 2 photo IMG_7101_zpsqwidrwbd.jpg

Last photo is of the platform with the wheels now attached.

Platform now with wheels photo IMG_7098_zps8it0iqyr.jpg

-- Peter New Zealand

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#15 posted 05-31-2016 05:47 AM

Sorry PJ, wood is still wood and the steps do look neat, BUT THOSE WHEELS… Still a WOW.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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