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I almost forgot to put this other little fellow on board for you all. Another project from my oldest nephew, powermaker. Again, these are made of individual pieces with a pattern from Grizzly and these are not kit projects. We just hung the lock on the hook to take the slack out of the cable...er....the twine......

Cutting the cleats musta drove him crazy !!! How ya like them outrigger pads ???

Being a truck crane, it has to have a steering wheel... These things are WILD to drive on the road. The only suspension is the rubber of the tires and a bump in the road can make you start hopping like crazy and swap lanes or worse flip you into a ditch !!! It happens !! They cannot go excessively fast at all. (or shouldn't).

Whoops !! Shoulda had the outrigger out to lift that lock !!!! Hope OSHA doesn't see this post ....

Nice drums....and such pretty yellow cable.

We didn't have the right rigging to raise the load, so an improvised hook was necessary....but we remembered the outriggers !!!! No fines today folks.

Is this deluxe or what ??!! Unfortunately the humidity kinda swelled the telescoping boom and we didn't want to try to force it to extend. It really doesn't use hydraulics like the real ones... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bet you didn't guess that was an authentic CAT lock being hoisted !!! Hey, we have the keys too.

Pretty cool little rig he built for his dad, huh. Walnut and maple. I don't know what he's working on now.....
 

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Amazing. I have the up most respect for anyone with the talent and patience to do such work, and everything being functional is incredible. I've looked foreward to seeing this one since we've been getting corner shots in some of your other post. If powermaker happens to read this my hats off to you, you have a true gift, don't ever stop using it.
 

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Like Gordon, I've been looking forward to seeing this one. Being on the riggin' end of so many of those throughout the years. :roll:
He did an excellent job. :D Cool how everything works as it should. :cool: By the way OSHA would have a field day with your riggin'
Then they'd start nit-pickin'. ;)
 

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I make wooden toys. This is a SUPER NEAT JOB!
 

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Well done, real skill.
 

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Thanks Wendell had missed that but glad to find it now .Wonderful work he does .
What a talent he has to get down to the nitty gritty of that work. Love seeing things people have made.
 
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