Toys and Joys Lattice Crane finished

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Project by Dee1 posted 264 days ago 1281 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think it is finally finished, as a retired Operating Engineer I have been around a few cranes, and I would say stringing a big one is easier than this little guy.
Also my 5/8 dowels were very soft and I just could not make the 3/16 pulleys with them , so I made them out of aluminum, I know it is not wood sorry about that.
A fun toys and joys project, not too impressed with the plans for this one, all others have been great this one not so much.
Comments both good or bad welcome.

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#1 posted 264 days ago

Amazing…nice work !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 264 days ago

That’s fantastic. You worked from plans?

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#3 posted 264 days ago

Incredible! I’m speacless

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 264 days ago

that is great . very good job on the detail work.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#5 posted 264 days ago

great model well done on it

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#6 posted 264 days ago

Beautiful Job! Great craftsmanship!

I bought the plans but haven’t started on it yet.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#7 posted 264 days ago

I would of loved this as a kid. Ah, who am I kidding…I want one now!
Very intricate and delicate work I bet.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#8 posted 264 days ago

Well done. Nice job on the tracks. I found an error in the boom drawing but it can be worked around.

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#9 posted 264 days ago

Great job, I have one in the making, but work got in the way. Nice job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 264 days ago

Excellent work! So how did you figure out the rigging? I can’t seem to figure it out from the plans.

It is good to remember there is an extremely fine line between a hobby and mental illness.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#11 posted 263 days ago

Looks great compared to the ones i’ve made for the Grand Kids.

-- arnies

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#12 posted 263 days ago

Looks great! I’d be proud to put it on my mantel…

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#13 posted 263 days ago

Very impressive! I bet you learned a lot about cranes while making this. It’s certainly a piece to display proudly! Thanks for sharing.

-- John B.

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#14 posted 263 days ago

What a great job…

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

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#15 posted 262 days ago

G’Day Dee,
That’s super cool to make the pulleys from aluminum, very clever but that’s what old engineers do, well done.
The crane looks tops so whatever the issue their was with the plans, you must have sorted it out.
What are the timbers in the build please?
And what is the finish please?

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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