Building a Cranky Crane #6: Ready for Assembly

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-24-2013 12:06 PM 3139 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the parts are just about ready for assembly. One cannot believe how many little things have to be done on a project like this, whether it’s drilling one more little hole, or having to figure a way to attach the bottom of the base so that it can be removed.

The photo above shows the assembled gear block and a shaft for the crank. The photo below shows the gear block on its side so you can see how the head shaft is hollow to allow the string to run up to the head from a winding crank

I had to add a screw to the crank gear so that I could remove it if ever necesary. A small phillips head screw holds the gear onto the shaft.

Never underestimate the usefulness of simple spool clamps! Here they are holding a few small elements on while the epoxy sets. I wanted some extra support for the crane book. It’s now thoroughly immobilized.

Here’s how Cranky looks with the parts just put atop one another. Now for the assembly…

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 03:48 PM

Very cool!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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