Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beware The Jabberwock

I've built a small crane thing-a-ma-jig to lift the small roof trusses up to the second floor. The lifting mechanism is a boat-trailer winch that I picked up at Canadian Tire. The winch, some casters, a pulley, and a few nuts and bolts cost me less than $100, and I'll be able to re-use most of the pieces again. Considering it would have cost me at least $500 to rent a crane to lift the trusses, I think this is a pretty good bargain. The two long steel channels hanging off the back are parts from the ICF wall bracing system. I've used them for counterweights.