Wednesday, July 21, 2010


More work on skip hoist - finished the diagonal bracing on sides and installed cross beams on top of framework.  Interestingly the cross beams were a mix of I-beams and angles with no real pattern.  I will say Mike Rabbit's plans did show this and I confirmed it with photos I had taken of the prototype.  I also add the top section of the hoist - this was pretty difficult to build as the whole frame is at a slight angle from the rest of the hoist.  All that is really left to do is to add the rails for the skip bucket, the skip buckets themselves, and then some final diagonal bracing on the top.

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