Construction crane (Baukran)

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Project by jlb posted 08-27-2013 11:59 PM 1937 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the crane built from the wood magazine plans. I did some additions which I felt would enhance the project. The crank works were redone. There is only 1 spring instead of 2. To operate the crane you pull out with the crank and turn the desired direction. When you reach where you wish to stop, you release the crank allowing the inner peg to detent into the nearest hole on the side wall. This locks the crank in place. Also, headlights were added so the crane can operate 24 hours. The cab is now upright.(The plans had it upside down.) AC was added to the cab roof for the operators comfort. Cargo boxes were provided for the lift work. This project will go to the new neighbor boy whose Mother is helping me relearn my German. Please feel free to comment and or critisize. Thanks for looking.( I for got to mention an engine was added for power and pulleys were turned Where the line Would have just sled on wood.)

-- Jim, Ca,

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 12:03 AM

That is just too cool for a young boy! Great job and great gift to match the horse stable you made for his sister.

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 12:26 AM

This is cool, a lot of detail.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 01:32 AM

Sehr schön gemacht. Ich mag deine Verbesserungen.
Die Scheinwerfer und die Klimaanlage lache.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 01:46 AM

That is a neat crane!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 02:31 AM

That looks like a lot of fun!

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 03:32 AM

Great job and really like the design

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#7 posted 08-28-2013 03:57 AM

Great work on the crane. Very detailed and functional.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 08-28-2013 09:03 AM

Both the Crane and the Barn are much more than toys. They should be kept in the family…much better than that plastic junk

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 08-28-2013 09:39 AM

Ich coud stundenlang Spaß beim Spielen, wenn ich jünger war!

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#10 posted 08-28-2013 12:19 PM

That looks like it would be fun!

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#11 posted 08-28-2013 12:41 PM

Super build great detail

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#12 posted 08-28-2013 08:02 PM

I love it, especially your modification for the locking stay. Sie sind ein sehr guter Schreiner!

-- Cut wood or cut weeds today.....well, 6ft weeds can go another week.

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#13 posted 08-28-2013 08:24 PM

this will be an heirloom fer sure!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 08-30-2013 04:44 PM

It looks amazing, great build and cool mechanism. I’m sure the little boy loves it. Excellent work!

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 12:14 AM

G’Day “JLB”, The crane is a top design and with your enhancements; 10 out of 10…well done…

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

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