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Old 01-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #1276
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The UPS guy stole them.

It is looking good!
UPS is the only shipper I've never had issues with, so maybe you're right.

Thanks!

I have more colors coming up that you may approve of...
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #1277
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I need to stencil the load capacity on the beam, so instead of doing a generic stencil, I decide to pimp out my gantry with some 23k gold leaf. Why not?



I transfer the design with carbon paper and a stylus. I haven't done this in 7 years or so, so let's see if I remember what I thought I knew back then...



Size (gold leaf glue) is transparent, so I add a couple drops of gold One-Shot so I can see what I'm doing. This needs to set up for at least an hour before applying the leaf.



The layout on the T didn't look right, so I just brushed it 1/2" over using a 1/4" Mack brush.



Leaf applied, excess removed with a soft makeup brush. Then I start outlining with One-Shot lettering enamel...



Shadows and more outlines applied with a Mack #2 outliner... I thought I was finished here, but it looked a little dull to me.



Some black One-Shot gave it a little extra pop. That will work. Still waiting on wheels to complete fabrication, so this kept me entertained for the day. It was nice to blow the cobwebs out and do something creative. Behold! The Gilded Gantry!!!! Heheheh. Wheels are supposed to be here tomorrow. I hope everyone had a good New Years. Until next time...
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #1278
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That looks great!
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I need to stencil the load capacity on the beam, so instead of doing a generic stencil, I decide to pimp out my gantry with some 23k gold leaf. Why not?




Some black One-Shot gave it a little extra pop. That will work. Still waiting on wheels to complete fabrication, so this kept me entertained for the day. It was nice to blow the cobwebs out and do something creative. Behold! The Gilded Gantry!!!! Heheheh. Wheels are supposed to be here tomorrow. I hope everyone had a good New Years. Until next time...
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #1279
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That looks great!
Thanks! Getting closer! Pics incoming...
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #1280
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Let's see if I can rig this by myself...

I bolt the beam supports on, wrap a choker around the beam, and shackle to the same come-along I will use for raising the beam.



So far so good. Post slides right into the pocket and gets bolted with 3/4" hardware.



My garage helper was getting ready for bed when I called him downstairs because I thought he might like to see this giant Erector set going together. He said " COOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!" I agree!

I'm fortunate enough to borrow the cherry picker from work. Thanks Frank and Bob!



This was about attempt number 10 or so. I would either run out of headroom and hit the ceiling with the boom, run out of ram travel on the pump, be choked up on the wrong part of the beam, etc, etc. Persistence pays off and it finally slips together.



I'm liking this a lot!!!!!! I'm estimating about 600 lbs right now. If the wheels are the same height as advertised by the manufacturer, I will have 2" of clearance under the roll-up door.

Measurements:

Inside span between legs: 9' 6"
Span between beam supports: 8' 3" to maintain my 5:1 safety ratio at 1ton.

Legs will be painted after wheel plates are welded on, and after load testing a full ton to see if I need additional leg support down low.

I'm starting to run out of room in this little residential garage!


For my next trick - I'll figure out how to lift the big honkin' hoist in the background up to the I-beam!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #1281
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Looking great!

BTW, I am estimating, based on visual dead reconing, that you are off by about 1 Ton. I am pretty sure you are 100% overbuilt there!

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #1282
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Thanks, Jim!

My brother-in-law was over last night. He's one of the head honchos for a construction company that builds stadiums all over the country.

He told me my leg construction would support 5 tons easily. He knows a thing or two about construction, so that gave me a good boost of confidence.

5:1 safety ratio would be 5tons, I guess. I just painted 1ton on the beam due to all the charts I looked at for the span I have. I'm excited to get the hoist hung tomorrow!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:07 AM   #1283
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But, but, but....

It's not flat black......

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #1284
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But, but, but....

It's not flat black......

I know!

I must have progressed through my flat black period...

Pics incoming....
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #1285
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This cherry picker is so handy that I'm going to do a detailed drawing of it before taking it back to work. It may make a nice future project. I would estimate the hoist to be pushing 300 lbs (or more!). It's heavy-duty cast iron with 3/8" wire rope. The side plates on the trolley are 7/8" Thick! Heheheh...



I'm able to slip the trolley on the beam and tighten up the hardware to lock her down.



Now the whole assembly is around 900 lbs or so. After caster installation, probably about 1000 lbs.



Nameplate on the hoist. I looked all over the place online trying to figure out a date code, but came up with nothing for this model. The earliest info I could find was early 60's, but the model # was different. Just the type font looks like late 40s, early 50s to me, but I really don't know for sure.



Hoist is rediculously huge. I love it!!!!

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #1286
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Very cool, but I forgot why you are making it?

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #1287
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Hoist is rediculously huge. I love it!!!!
looks like it'll cost you in electricity as much to off load the break as you paid it.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #1288
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Awesome. Simply awesome!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #1289
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Very cool, but I forgot why you are making it?

Jim
For 2300 lbs of this...



So I don't maim / kill myself doing THIS anymore!....




...and I'm sure I'll find many more uses I haven't even considered yet. Plus, it will keep my beer fridge well-stocked with the case of beer a day rental fee.

No kidding, I haven't bought beer in years with my rental program. Heheheh!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #1290
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looks like it'll cost you in electricity as much to off load the break as you paid it.

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