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Toy costruction #4: Tower build day two

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-14-2015 01:50 AM 827 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Did a bunch a sanding.
I’m big on getting things sanded but it’s o so hard stopping in the middle of building to sand the stuff that will be easier now then later.
Built the counter weight sliding pulley bracket and router a bunch a holes.
Then sand sand sand.

I was warned “Do not use the lazy Susan hardware for the pivot. It wobbles too much.”
I really didn’t want to go with the plans on that so glad for the heads up!!!
So here’s what I’m going to do.
By doing it this way I can adjust the tightness with just a turn of the crank.



I’ll make an extra tire to use as the handle.

I played a little with making a wheel and no problem so that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow.
So here’s an over all and I’m out of here.
Have a good evening.

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



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crowie

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 01:56 AM

G’day Bruce,
I did use the “lazy susan” with an Aussie Hardwood construction of the crane and so far it’s held together BUT I do like your alternative heaps better, so much more positively secured.
Also love the modifications and personalization of the crane you are doing…WELL DONE SIR…

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

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 08:04 AM

it’s o so hard stopping in the middle of building to sand the stuff that will be easier now then later. When you get older it will be easier. One of benefit’s of getting older :)

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

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htl

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 10:49 AM

Dutchy I’m 66 years old how much older do I need to get before it gets easier. LOL!!!

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

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htl

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 10:57 AM

I would have liked the bolt to have been in the center of the base but if I did that the crank wouldn’t have worked.
Hey if you need to pick up something behind the crane drive around.
I just had a thought instead of a tire make a steering wheel for the bolt.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 12-14-2015 11:05 AM

I need to clear something up I didn’t route out the holes I drilled them then shaped them with the router.

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

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