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    Moving a 1966 Northfield jointer with a homemade gantry crane. By thegraindoctor.


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    That is a substantially well built wooden gantry he has there. It is relatively easy to tell this guy planned this move well in advance
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    I wondered why one would go to the trouble to construct the gantry (cost & time) rather than hire one. then I watched & it was obvious. Bit of a pain if he ever moves house/shop.

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    where there is a will, there is a way......

    Good planning!

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    Definitely a well built but pricey gantry! Well Done! I might have tried a piano skid on dollies with big wheels. I'm just hoping he's not building a boat down there, like Leroy Jethro Gibbs and we'll never know how he got it out!
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    Thanks for posting, Jon! The Cranebow has proven to be quite handy for all sorts of jobs so far. If you're interested, I have a few videos on the build. I plan to do a whole series and release free plans, but haven't gotten around to it yet (life and such).







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    Quote Originally Posted by thgraindoctor View Post
    Thanks for posting, Jon! The Cranebow has proven to be quite handy for all sorts of jobs so far. If you're interested, I have a few videos on the build. I plan to do a whole series and release free plans, but haven't gotten around to it yet (life and such).

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    Well done video with good lighting, effects, fun shots and humor thgraindoctor, Thanks for sharing. The angle counterbore was a treat and good technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thgraindoctor View Post
    Thanks for posting, Jon! The Cranebow has proven to be quite handy for all sorts of jobs so far. If you're interested, I have a few videos on the build. I plan to do a whole series and release free plans, but haven't gotten around to it yet (life and such).
    Your Instagram looks good. Man that Cranebow gets a lot of use!

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    Your Instagram looks good. Man that Cranebow gets a lot of use!
    It does look like he fits right in! Love the shot of the kids sitting in a row on it...and Dah, Dah, Dah...the Cranebow has a Dark Side.
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    Yup, it's pretty handy!

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