This week's mission was to get 400 lbs of thickness planer into a basement workshop .
|After a run to the lumberyard we started making sawdust
|Took most of the morning to build a pair of these
|and one of these . . .
|Rolled the planer in place in front of the basement bulkhead and assembled our home built gantry crane
|After a quick run to the hardware store for some shackles . . .
|The Chineseum chain hoist from Harbor-Fright picks up the weight nicely. . .
|and delivers it . . .
|. . . nicely onto its base at floor level in the cellar .
|One happy customer
|And other than today's very sore back , no major blood letting injuries .
|Now about those swamp rats in DC . . . We built this rig so it is modular and highly portable . It can be set up and broken down in a matter of about five minutes in any public square .