|Project by johnstoneb||posted 12-27-2014 01:53 PM||1243 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I built this crane from wood magazines plans for my grandson’s Christmas. I made a few changes. To keep the boom from coming apart when extended I cut a dado in one side of the first two boom sections then put a dowel in the corresponding section and peened the end of the boom extension locking screw so they couldn’t be screwed all the way out and lost in a sandbox. I brought a return back to the boom on the line going through the hook primarily because it added some realism. I may end up taking that loose and just hooking direct to the hook. It is getting a lot of twist in the line and some times can’t winch the line in without taking out the twist. It seems to be a hit.
It built from maple and walnut with two coats of lacquer.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID