Tower Crane from Wood Magazine #185

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Project by rmac posted 04-22-2010 06:53 AM 11346 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another copy of the tower crane from Wood Magazine #185. A buddy of mine started this for his grandson, but then got sick and wasn’t able to finish it. So I did. It’s built pretty much according to the plans, except using bolts instead of wooden pins for the axles. I also turned the wheels and other little parts myself rather than getting the hardware kit suggested in the magazine. Finished with five coats of polyurethane applied according to the recipe in The Wood Whisperer’s A Simple Varnish Finish DVD.


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#1 posted 04-22-2010 07:34 AM

great tower crane you have finished
you are a true freind I´ll bett the costummer
will be glad for it when he resieve the gift
well done and thank´s for sharing


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#2 posted 04-22-2010 09:06 AM

Just amazing craftsmanship. Very nice, thank you for sharing.

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#3 posted 04-22-2010 06:17 PM

A very nice looking finished project!

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 06:30 PM

Great job, in fact it’s my next project. I hope it looks that good.

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#5 posted 04-22-2010 07:34 PM

Very nice project. Great job on the finish.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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