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A lattice boom crane

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Project by wiswood2 posted 10-06-2011 06:17 PM 4052 views 5 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun build. took a lot of time. the tracks were the hardist,but they turn real easy. comments please good or bad.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com





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Andy123

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 06:23 PM

WOW! That is awesome. I would love to see some video of it moving.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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hairy

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 06:41 PM

Real cool! I wish I had your patience.

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 06:45 PM

very nicely done best wishes. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 06:51 PM

Excelent job. Being in the crane industry I would love to build one of these but i’m with hairy, I don’t think I have your patience. Great attention to detail.

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 07:28 PM

Chuck,
That is sooo cool.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 10-06-2011 07:38 PM

Wow Chuck another increadable item from you. You always amaze me with your work. I love the colors you used. It looks great.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#7 posted 10-06-2011 07:46 PM

I had a crane similar to that on a job down in Nicaragua last year. It had a little more boom I think, around 220 ft.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 08:08 PM

nice chuck

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 10-06-2011 10:30 PM

wow, that is just beautiful, man i would love to be a kid with one of these…terrific job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 10-06-2011 10:45 PM

i like nothing more than watching a skilled crane operator work. You think you could shrink me down and let me run that bad boy? great work and bless your patience.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 10-06-2011 10:56 PM

She’s a beauty mate. I needed your crane to lift my jaw ;)

-- Dave -

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#12 posted 10-07-2011 04:05 AM

Nice one! The rigging looks like that is part of what took some of the – well worth the effort!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 10-07-2011 04:50 AM

Absolutly outstanding i am going to order that set of drawings myself.

-- Ray

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#14 posted 10-07-2011 09:37 AM

hi chuck you made a great job of the crane i want to make that one myself when i get some spare time

-- robert dignam

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#15 posted 10-07-2011 11:01 AM

Very nice!!!! Lots of details for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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