|Project by BusterB||posted 02-01-2015 09:52 PM||2884 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
My father in law asked me if I would build him a box and stand for his corn crusher. He is a collector of old farm tools and tractors so this wasn’t too odd of a request. He wanted it 36×36” and on a 30” stand. He said we would have to come up with a way to mount it above the box… Instead of simply going up to his place and looking at it, I googled it instead. My screen was filled with images of several honking big pieces of serious machinery. Which by the way, would not be out of character for him either. So I am thinking its gonna be a brute so the stand needs to be too. Built it using 4×4’s for the legs and glued and screwed the joints. Lots of bracing. I was measuring for the stringers when he walked in with the “corn crushing beast”... In one hand!!! Well we decided that could probably forgo the stretchers for the legs and scraped my initial ideas for a heavy duty bolt on frame to mount the crusher above the box since there was no way the box would ever support that kinda weight…..lol well armed with new Intel, I built the mount for the beast and got it all put together. Lesson learned….maybe…lol Overall a very enjoyable build.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)