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TheWoodButcher

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2558 days ago

Hi All, Just thought I’d post a few pix, but I know not where to put them? But I thought sweating for bucks fit well Although, I do have AC in this crane. The last pic is of the computer that tells me how far away my load is, how much my load weighs, how much I can handle at that point, boom angles and wind speed.

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2558 days ago

unbelievable!!

you like BIG toys, don’t you??

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2558 days ago

Now THAT’S what I’m talking about.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Karson

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#3 posted 2558 days ago

You Betcha. Bring-er-on

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 2557 days ago

Wonder what species of wood those mats are? Make some mighty nice project stock :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2557 days ago

I love to watch cranes in operation. Thanks for sharing, those logs you toss around on your saw mill are small potatoes for you, when you go home.

They just built a wood burning addition to our local public utilitiees plant last year, with a crane just yours.

I had to get a closer look.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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TheWoodButcher

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#6 posted 2557 days ago

Here’s a few pix from today. I got the steel forman Nick to pop some pix fer me. In the third pic, you can see the connectors waiting for the steel. Each one of those beams weights right at 2000lbs. The Headache ball alone weights 1600lbs.

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#7 posted 2548 days ago

Half way done with the seventh floor and we’ve only been on the job three weeks. Also, this is only half of the building.

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TheWoodButcher

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#8 posted 2498 days ago

HI all, heres some new pix of my job.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2498 days ago

tinker toys!

Look at the size of those two workers compared to the structure… fascinating

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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snowdog

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#10 posted 2498 days ago

Boys and their toys <grin> pretty cool. I love the last one , the silhouette (damn hard word to spell :) How many megipixels did you capture that at? Is it enough to get a blow up?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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TheWoodButcher

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#11 posted 2498 days ago

Should be Snowdog

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Mark Mazzo

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#12 posted 2498 days ago

Woodbutcher,

Very Cool! The pictures give new meaning to the term “Erector Set” – if you remember those.

You should count yourself as fortunate that you get to build things at work and in your shop.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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Bob #2

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#13 posted 2498 days ago

Very cool job!
You need good reflexes and that “cetain sense” of your surroundings that only few men have.
I found out that almost anybody can do it once , but only the pros can do it all the time.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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TheWoodButcher

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#14 posted 2498 days ago

Hi Mark Mazzo, Bob. I do count it as a blessing to have the ability to operate cranes for a living. I could have a shovel in my hands in the cold, rainy weather. Also it’s like Bob said anybody can do it once or twice, but to do it all day, every day for 30 years and NOT hurt anyone has to be a blessing. It’s alot of fun when you have a good team of connectors in the sky.
Steel work isn’t the only work I have done with cranes either. I have done tons of barge work on bridges. Loaded ships at port everglades fl for a spell as well.

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TheWoodButcher

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#15 posted 2497 days ago

Hi all, here’s a few pix from the 10th floor.

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Fan Section, Ha…. You Thought I had fans LOL

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