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Project by Jeff in Huntersville posted 07-27-2012 08:50 PM 2975 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the T&J Lattice Boom Crane. It’s the most time consuming and complicated toy I’ve built to date. The complications come not from the many pieces required but the lack of detail and sometimes errors in the T&J drawings. Some trial and error was involved but I’m happy with the final product.

The boom is made of purpleheart and most of the body is sapele. I used Morado for the track pieces because it has some interesting character and is hard as rock. There are a few other species for decoration.

Thanks for looking.





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GMman

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 08:51 PM

That my friend is some piece of work.
You have lots of patience.

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GMman

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 08:54 PM

All of your work is very very nice, you’re a fine woodworker.

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 10:41 PM

WOW! Really cool project, looks great and amazing attention to detail. Nice job

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 10:53 PM

Hi Jeff, If you think it was hard try the well drilling rig on the truck That is the hardist one of all. I did not find any parts missing , a little short on details but if you look hard enough they are there. when I built it they werent selling the pullyes yet, and I turened all mine, riging the cables was about the hardist thing to do on that plan. You did a great job on it. Hope to see some more of your toys.good luck.
Chuck
Wisconsin-Wood-Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 11:35 PM

Great job Jeff, Using the Purple heart gives it a unique touch. I have the plans to build my version someday.
Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 11:47 PM

Another fine example of your wonderful work, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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Raymond

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#7 posted 07-28-2012 02:32 AM

HI Jeff that is an outstanding job. The purple heart boom is great. I might have to copy that. I have the drawings and it is on my list of projects. Where were the errors in the drawings. What should I watch out for? Thanks

-- Ray

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MonteCristo

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#8 posted 07-28-2012 03:43 AM

Looks like a lot of careful work went into this one !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 07-28-2012 07:49 AM

hi jeff you done a great job on the crane

-- robert dignam

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#10 posted 07-28-2012 08:27 AM

Amizing toy.Even adaults couldn’t resist temptation to play with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-28-2012 12:14 PM

Amazing work…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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rejo55

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#12 posted 07-28-2012 04:12 PM

Sir, I take my hat off to you. I can’t even build a square box and you come up with something like that.
TREMENDOUS JOB!!! Beautiful and meticulous work.
Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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RKaste

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#13 posted 07-28-2012 06:21 PM

Really sweet. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#14 posted 07-29-2012 12:01 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys. Inspires me to keep working.

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#15 posted 07-29-2012 12:50 AM

Thats a nice build there Jeff, well done :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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