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    Folk- Given the type of responses I've...

    Folk-

    Given the type of responses I've received, I'll opt to end this build thread here. Not sure why such bottom feeders exist on what otherwise seems like a great website, but they do. And I've...
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    To the three previous posters, feel free to...

    To the three previous posters, feel free to discontinue reading my thread. I mean gheez, if you don't like something so be it; find the door and walk away. However to post such dribble as the above...
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    In regard to my plans for prepping the trolley...

    In regard to my plans for prepping the trolley and hoist, I decided to perform a functional test to determine if these two were indeed in good working order. I could then decide which direction to...
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    So back to the trolley and hoist... These...

    So back to the trolley and hoist...

    These critters arrived in 3 or 4 boxes. I opened them for the first time today and found them exactly in the condition described in the ad (Ebay). So I was...
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    My slow but steady progress on the gantry...

    My slow but steady progress on the gantry continued today. On the agenda was to touch up the paint and attempt to hang the trolley and hoist. As it would work out however, there was so much touch...
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    Amid all of the Thanksgiving shopping and prep, I...

    Amid all of the Thanksgiving shopping and prep, I found time this evening to mount the casters:
    https://i.imgur.com/PgvD2yB.jpg

    As usual darkness got the better of me, so that's all of the...
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    As I stated I would, here is the video of my...

    As I stated I would, here is the video of my standing of the gantry crane. 32x speed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orQ9OEn3zr8&feature=youtu.be
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    Continuing... Now I realize that some of you...

    Continuing...

    Now I realize that some of you may not be a fan of that approach. However I felt that it was the best for me in my particular situation, partly due to the solitary nature of my work...
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    Y'all- How has everyone been? I hope that you...

    Y'all-

    How has everyone been? I hope that you are well and that you will have a good holiday season. Best wishes!

    I've been making slow but steady progress on the gantry crane build, as time...
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    This (in bold) is it: the very thing I was trying...

    This (in bold) is it: the very thing I was trying to avoid from the outset. Well said kb0thn. So after all of this work on building a gantry to avoid that, I am not about to go-crazy-cheap on the...
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    Rob- Oh sure, I understood that you were...

    Rob- Oh sure, I understood that you were suggesting that I find similar units. However my search didn't really result in similar units that were much cheaper than those you cited. So I gave up the...
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    Thank y'all for the help, I appreciate it. To...

    Thank y'all for the help, I appreciate it.

    To speak openly, if I spent that kind of money on a trolley and hoist I think my wife would have my guts strung up on the end of her razor-sharp Russian...
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    Ok thank y'all for the feedback. I'll take a...

    Ok thank y'all for the feedback. I'll take a look and see what I can turn up.

    As for the items that I referenced in my previous post, those were more of strawman ideas really, which is why I said...
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    Great feedback John, thanks. I like the idea of...

    Great feedback John, thanks. I like the idea of using a drift instead. However I don't have any of those in my toolbox, so I'll have to go with a die grinder. Hopefully I'll get to it tomorrow,...
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    Hi y'all- Well I'm back with a relatively...

    Hi y'all-

    Well I'm back with a relatively minor update, but an update nonetheless. I've been out for a while due to a touch of major medical paying us a visit a few weeks ago. That development...
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    Made time tonight to attend to the final hole...

    Made time tonight to attend to the final hole drilling work on the gantry. You might recall that WRT the number of holes that are drilled into the inner verticals as the main beam rises in height, I...
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    Family duties dominated the day again today, but...

    Family duties dominated the day again today, but no complaints. I did get out to the gantry in the early evening. I had hoped to drill at least one of the support holes (on one side) tonight, but...
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    Thank you Rob. The latest news is that I...

    Thank you Rob.

    The latest news is that I told management that I wouldn't be working this weekend, as things seem rather in-hand and after almost 4 months of working everyday, I've had enough. ...
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    Well this was a bit of a surprise. Things felt...

    Well this was a bit of a surprise.

    Things felt quite different at work today. I've gotten so much done recently that frankly there isn't that much remaining on my agenda. Therefore I told myself...
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    Quick update: Well they continue to tell us at...

    Quick update:

    Well they continue to tell us at work that things should return to normal now that our initial delivery window has passed. Yet it hasn't. Today was the first day I haven't worked...
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    Hah! Yup, I missed that thread. Thank you for...

    Hah! Yup, I missed that thread. Thank you for the link though Rob. Interesting replies.

    If he *did* photoshop it, that's one helluva job.

    And I shoulda known that this picture would have...
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    Hi y'all, I plan to make time to revisit the...

    Hi y'all,

    I plan to make time to revisit the gantry project later today. So I should have an update soon on whatever I am able to get done. In the meantime I thought I'd share a picture that an...
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    mllud22- Yeah, the plans call for 5/8" carriage...

    mllud22- Yeah, the plans call for 5/8" carriage bolts to pass through the custom brackets at both the top and bottom of the ram jack. Nah, I haven't finished yet, unfortunately. There has been an...
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    So I decided to see if I could finish off at...

    So I decided to see if I could finish off at least one of the ram jack installations tonight. Yeah not quite. I encountered a small issue. It's not a big deal and is easily overcome, but I'll need...
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    Had family stuff to do today, so I didn't have...

    Had family stuff to do today, so I didn't have enough time to do any real work on the gantry. However I did manage to pull the ram jacks out of the corner of the garage where I had been storing...
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