|Project by CM02WS6||posted 10-14-2014 04:52 PM||4411 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a toy crane that I finished earlier this summer for my son. It is based on the plans from Wood Magazine, but heavily modified. My son loves tower cranes and was very interested in pulleys at the time, so I designed what you see here. The hardware is rollers used on sliding patio doors. The wood is Maple and Walnut, finished with Satin Arm-R-Seal. The sticker is a custom sticker that I thought of on a whim and just ordered from a vendor online. I was pretty much done with it when he asked if I could make a place to put some toy people, so I came up with the “cab” that uses the holes in the mast that were already there. Turns out he likes to put the cab at different levels so he can get different vantage points! The only thing I’d change (and am considering updating) is using the lazy susan bearing. It is too easy to spin (I guess that’s the point though) and has some slop in it. Instead, I am thinking about just making some overlapping circle cutouts with wood.