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    Well today Started out with me trying to stand the 600lb work desk upright. The only way I had to do this was to hang a come-a-long from one of the trusses the rest was easy
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    Next it was time to clear out all of the debris from the school bus soon to be shop office
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    After clearing that out and sweeping out the small stuff and dirt I pressure washed the entire inside I figured this would be the first last and only good time to rid all of the years of dirt grim and dust
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    Well a Desk and credenza does not an office make but it is a start at least the place is clean LOL
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    Getting one step closer to having the end of the container cleared so I can begin constructing a spray boot
    Today was mostly spent rearranging materials in my dry van because I have several engines and Air compressors I need to store in there, but before I got started on that, I pulled my 1953 Cushman Truckster out of its hiding place and put it up on the mezzanine
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    Still in the conservation of space and arrangement syndrome.
    After my adventure in dragging the Cushman Truckster out of the container and dragging the office desk credenza and the electronic repair desk out of the 53 ft van, What better time than now to arrange things so I can get to them and also have room to put away a few things as well
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    And one more of these Mack engines to put in then I think I have 4 more smaller engines
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    NOW I understand what made one particular day of navigation so trying; I expected on-ramps and exits at eye level!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    ........<snipped>........... but before I got started on that, I pulled my 1953 Cushman Truckster out of its hiding place and put it up on the mezzanine
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    Meanwhile 5 July, east of Springfield MO, I helped a friend load some iron.....I had to beg off a stop elsewhere because it took quite some time. With pic as evidence for delay, recipient thought this [reasonable, no doubt on a phone screen]
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    was LoL, an anvil. As further proof of delay, this monstrosity [young guy is 6'3"]
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    a 12" belt sander. Largest I've seen, 2x more than ever used. The table alone, a serious two man lift. It's driven by 5hp 3 ph to lower wheel direct, which also powers the dust vacuum, the port visible backside of base. I'd guess belt length 11 feet.
    And no, as I took the pic, am NOT either of those guys.
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    Looks more like a Rockwell 8" by 6 ft jointer to me than an anvil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Looks more like a Rockwell 8" by 6 ft jointer to me than an anvil
    It's a re-branded Crescent, 12" x 7'. We slung it under the 'horns' on a lightweight gantry and 3/4 ton lever-hoist. Convinced it's not less than 1800 pounds. Gantry didn't have wheels [shouldn't roll loaded anyway] and barely enough headroom, he backed trailer while I pinch-barred dragging corners.

    The sander was tough, high center of gravity against quite a small footprint. Securing to trailer kind of a nightmare, spider web of ratchet straps. Too embarrassing a pic to post! But 500+ mile trip without incident, over some questionable roadways. Checked tension at gas stops, took awhile for any slack to show. Literally a 24 hour day, mine only 17-18.

    Must get the E-track mounted on that trailer, I see no problem to a plethora of attachment points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    It's a re-branded Crescent, 12" x 7'. We slung it under the 'horns' on a lightweight gantry and 3/4 ton lever-hoist. Convinced it's not less than 1800 pounds. Gantry didn't have wheels [shouldn't roll loaded anyway] and barely enough headroom, he backed trailer while I pinch-barred dragging corners.

    The sander was tough, high center of gravity against quite a small footprint. Securing to trailer kind of a nightmare, spider web of ratchet straps. Too embarrassing a pic to post! But 500+ mile trip without incident, over some questionable roadways. Checked tension at gas stops, took awhile for any slack to show. Literally a 24 hour day, mine only 17-18.

    Must get the E-track mounted on that trailer, I see no problem to a plethora of attachment points.
    That belt sander has my Englegerg bet by a long ways in size
    Clean the bed and the fence and all moving adjustments then hone the blades and that jointer will be a treasure
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    My shop appears to be getting smaller and smaller on a daily basis. My combative nature tells me to go vertical at every place possible.
    Not only does having things up up and away mean the stuff is not occupying floor space it also removes it from becoming a tripping hazard as well. The other side of that token is I can find it should I nee it just by looking up or in a bin or cabinet
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    Carrying that theme to a desk type work station which will be utilized for repairing electronics, angle grinders drill motors or any other small electrical device where working on them is better at a desk or table while seated
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    Sunday we decided to close in the remainder of the South wall and the portion of the West wall that had a 20 ft container located there.
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