Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cutting Up

Cutting up the first sheet of plywood into frame elements went really fast.  About 45 minutes, including sweeping up the saw dust and scraps.  Here is the result:

Not so successful was my first test of the work platform hoist.  Stupid me forgot that that thing is heavy... probably about 80 lbs.  That results in about 50-60 lbs of pull in the rope to get the thing off the ground, which is more than I want.  Its back to the store this after noon to get a couple more pulleys and some various other hardware to re-rig the hoist with some extra leverage.  I figure that I can get the required tension at the human end down to about 20 lbs.

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