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    So I spent a late night or two looking at options...

    So I spent a late night or two looking at options for pins that I might use to lock the inner and outer verticals together. The general idea I had was to find one that was at least 1/2" thick in...
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    So I spent a late night or two looking at options...

    So I spent a late night or two looking at options for pins that I might use to lock the inner and outer verticals together. The general idea I had was to find one that was at least 1/2" thick in...
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    Well, how have y'all been? I hope that you had a...

    Well, how have y'all been? I hope that you had a good 4th holiday. I somehow managed to pull a few muscles during the break, so that slowed my plans to work on the gantry.:rolleyes5:

    That said,...
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    Despite the downpour we've experienced this...

    Despite the downpour we've experienced this weekend and the yard work necessary after so much of the wet stuff, I found just enough time to attempt the trial insertion of the prepped inner vertical...
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    I had short segments of available time this week,...

    I had short segments of available time this week, so I used them to work on the gantry. The objective was to weld the 1.5" x 1.5" x 3/16" angle iron onto all 4 sides of the inner verticals. This is...
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    Just a quick update ... things were slow on the...

    Just a quick update ... things were slow on the gantry project last week. The demands of elder care, work, family stuff and even more bad weather resulted in only a handful or less number of hours...
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    Happy Fathers Day to all of you dads out there!...

    Happy Fathers Day to all of you dads out there! :D

    There was a considerable amount of activity seen around here this weekend. With that in mind, I was just hopeful that there might be a smidgen...
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    Finally, I managed to get a little welding done...

    Finally, I managed to get a little welding done last night, and had planned on working on the gantry most of the day today. However, family stuff intervened; part of which was related though, as I...
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    Just as an FYI, Dave contacted me offline and we...

    Just as an FYI, Dave contacted me offline and we swapped a few build stories. Good stuff that, Dave clearly has a good knowledge base and a wealth of experience. One of the issues that we discussed...
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    Now regarding deflection stuff. Oh sure, that...

    Now regarding deflection stuff. Oh sure, that was the metric by which my calculations were made. Yield capacity was a part of what I ran the numbers on, but it was deflection that was primary. ...
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    Hi Dave- Great feedback, thank you for taking...

    Hi Dave-

    Great feedback, thank you for taking the time to post such good information. That kinda of thing will help everyone who might consider this in the future, which was/is the point of this...
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    tc429- Wow, that was an interesting build! I...

    tc429- Wow, that was an interesting build! I hadn't heard of the notion of converting a gantry into a rotisserie. Interesting concept. Looks like the project has served you well, so I'd say good...
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    Regarding the build, well I went out to complete...

    Regarding the build, well I went out to complete both sets of leg gussets tonight. Got as far as finishing the 6010 root passes on all mating surfaces of the one leg that I had already started. ...
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    implmex - Oh sure, I am a computer engineer by...

    implmex - Oh sure, I am a computer engineer by day, which in my case means that I develop software. Fabrication and welding are just a hobby/interest. I welded a bit in high school, all of which...
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    mllud22 - If you want to discuss gantrys that...

    mllud22 - If you want to discuss gantrys that sway under load, this one will definitely spark conversation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VQ6sQc7Bk8&t=254s

    The poster defends his swinging...
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    Forgot to include this one. It is a good example...

    Forgot to include this one. It is a good example of assembling a steel gantry, and also a good example of the integration between construction and said assembly. However this particular crane uses...
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    Even more aluminum gantry assembly stuff...

    Even more aluminum gantry assembly stuff (ho-hum):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mry29__ipdI&t=111s

    These fellas used an overhead suspension approach, which I think is a good idea, if you...
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    Then there was this guy who assembled a Harbor...

    Then there was this guy who assembled a Harbor Freight gantry:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0btx6Q_Usuw

    Spanco weighed in with their aluminum gantry assembly video:
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    snowman- Thank you for the feedback. Yeah, I've...

    snowman- Thank you for the feedback. Yeah, I've come across that approach during the research phase. Here's a rundown of the video examples of (mobile) gantry crane assembly/raising that I found...
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    Living on acreage as we do means that your...

    Living on acreage as we do means that your yardwork duties increase noticeably from those required on a conventional suburban lot. So the past 2 or so days have included a fair amount of that stuff....
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    Also, I made a video of the work from the...

    Also, I made a video of the work from the previous post.

    Thanks,
    Jerry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbfOfJRbUU
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    How are y'all? It's been a quasi-rough week on...

    How are y'all? It's been a quasi-rough week on this end; Grandma seems to be doing a little better now, so I was able to get in a little work on the gantry this evening. I decided to focus on the...
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    Well I managed to resume work on the gantry...

    Well I managed to resume work on the gantry today. Grandma wasn't feeling all that well, so I didn't make as much progress as I planned. However, I did manage to weld the support plate onto the...
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    Alright, back online after mending-the-fences WRT...

    Alright, back online after mending-the-fences WRT familial issues. Mom is getting up there and can't live on her own anymore, so I drove up to get her and bring her back to live with us. Shouldn't...
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    Ok so the lengthier annular cutters arrived today...

    Ok so the lengthier annular cutters arrived today and I put the 13/16 to work straight away:
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    Because I'll need to repetitively assemble and disassemble various components during the last...
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