Why You Need a Shop Crane

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DaveO

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DaveO
That does make unloading a RAS from the minivan easier...is this a stealth gloat :-D :-D
Dave:)
 
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toolferone

(Yes, that is a very small trebuchet in the background).
-Mark
I want to more about the trebuchet. Got any plans for it? What do you shoot with it?

And what's with the stealth gloat?
 

Ray Martin

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Ray
Mark,

I'd bet that trebuchet would help with unwanted shop critters:lol::lol::lol: Are there plans available for it?

Now, as to the stealth gloat... is the gloat for the crane or the tools it is lifting?:-?:-?:-?

Ray
 

cpowell

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Chuck
Very slick use of the stealth gloat. Nice RAS and crane.

As for the trebuchet, I had to look up the word...now that I have, I wonder if you can use it to launch pumpkins into the neighbor's yard?? :lol:

Chuck
 

dozer

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Mike
Nice stealth gloat :) I just use my son and some of his friends if I need something heavy moved. I'm with Ray on this one do you have a set of plans? all the ones I have found are not as solid looking as the one in the background of your stealth gloat :lol:
 

Ray Martin

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Ray
Very slick use of the stealth gloat. Nice RAS and crane.

As for the trebuchet, I had to look up the word...now that I have, I wonder if you can use it to launch pumpkins into the neighbor's yard?? :lol:

Chuck
Chuck,

I'm pretty sure I saw something on TV about a year ago... pumpkins or mellons of some type being launched with a trebuchet. The test was for distance and for accuracy. I know that these suckers are a popular 'engineering' challange for high school and college students. ... and they do come in handy when storming the castle...

Ray
 

dozer

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Mike
There is a pumpkin chunkin contest in Raleigh on the 28th of this month at Carosel Farms on hwy 401 N.
 
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McRabbet

My nephew (BGlover) and his son made one for an Explorer's project that had to fit inside a 2' x 2' x 1' box -- they made it from hard maple with walnut accents -- it hurled a Hacky Sack the full length of the HS Gymnasium and hit the opposite wall -- he won hands down, because it consistently was less than a foot or so off the intended line. They used lead shot for the counterweight. I'll ask him to draw up plans if he can.

Rob
 

mkepke

Mark
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Hi - the RAS was not intended to be a stealth gloat. I got a good price ($100 for a pre-1963 turret head), but it needs some work.

I came across the picture on an old 'roll' of digital film and thought of all those "how do I move something heavy" questions.

The trebutchet is from a set of plans available in the Dec. 1997 issue of American Woodworker. Kids and adults love it - even though it doesn't have a power cord or state of the art graphics. :roll:

-Mark
 

Ray Martin

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Ray
We interrupt this thread for an emergency trebuchet announcement.

(At the risk of being accused of hijacking a thread...) Here's some plans I found on the net... Free Trebuchet Plans!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread posts

Ray
 
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