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Making a gantry
« on: January 01, 2019, 07:54:54 PM »
G'day viewers, with Fat-Toy putting a few great projects up. I thought I'd post up my budget gantry I made for under  $500
The slide was made from conveyor chain I picked up from a job I was on. jimson
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 07:56:49 PM »
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 08:06:38 PM »
The I beam was bought from the buy back scheme at my local tip. The welds aren't pretty but they'll hold up, to what I need. I think lol jimson
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 01:23:59 AM »
well done Jimson.like you I like going to the dump shop that's run by local life line here  and I often find good stuff to buy off them.im lucky where I am that if the council loader not there theres no one to stop me putting steel in the back of my ute or trailer,i try to leave with more weight then I came with and love to recycle/repurpose things that would either be buried or sent to china for scrap steel.a good way to save money also and free up money to keep my old bikes going.

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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 10:53:53 AM »
  Good job jimson.  A gantry or some way of lifting is a must for every workshop, a way to lift out a motor or unload something heavy, from a trailer etc and having it on wheels is even better.
   I put these projects up for a couple of reasons, first it gives members something different to have a look at, and these type of projects and bike builds are what I like to look at as well.  It also keeps the forum ticking over. I like a lot of you blokes have a look on here most days and sometimes it gets pretty quite.
 There are a couple of threads on here about sharing your projects, be it (bike builds), (home made tools and jigs) or (show us your shed) these are threads I really did like.  The sheds don't have to be big and fancy, I mean what bloke doesn't like having a gander though someone's else's shed.   So any of you blokes who have similar likes take a couple of photos and put them on here.
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 11:30:28 AM »
Thanks, and I'll have a go at making things until it becomes electrical. I'll give that a miss, cause I know I'll either burn it out or myself. Electronics is like a female, I don't understand how either work lol jimson
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 03:19:45 PM »
I had 2 big stuff ups making the gantry one was putting 4 swivel wheels on the gantry as it has no direction when pushing it. So I've bought 2 fixed wheels to go on, and my other stuff up was not realising the weight of the beam going across the top. I thought I could lift it higher with the help of a second person, but ended up putting car jacks either side with a spacer. The gantry has now got three hight settings. jimson
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »
Thanks, and I'll have a go at making things until it becomes electrical. I'll give that a miss, cause I know I'll either burn it out or myself. Electronics is like a female, I don't understand how either work lol jimson

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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 11:08:25 AM »
Thanks Mick, if I could just motivate myself to get a few projects done, I'd be happier lol jimson
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 09:23:50 AM »
To add to the gantry, I made this engine hoist leveler from a old jack I bought from the buy back scheme at the tip $5
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Re: Making a gantry
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 12:14:26 PM »
  Good job jimson.  A gantry or some way of lifting is a must for every workshop, a way to lift out a motor or unload something heavy, from a trailer etc and having it on wheels is even better.
   I put these projects up for a couple of reasons, first it gives members something different to have a look at, and these type of projects and bike builds are what I like to look at as well.  It also keeps the forum ticking over. I like a lot of you blokes have a look on here most days and sometimes it gets pretty quite.
 There are a couple of threads on here about sharing your projects, be it (bike builds), (home made tools and jigs) or (show us your shed) these are threads I really did like.  The sheds don't have to be big and fancy, I mean what bloke doesn't like having a gander though someone's else's shed.   So any of you blokes who have similar likes take a couple of photos and put them on here.
   Zane

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