Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Shaker Chair - Engine Hoist

So I am shooting for 31 posts in 31 days, be there tomorrow ha, ha. Well the bloom is off the rose and I can check "web site" off the bucket list. I'll continue to do the occasional post of interesting info. or completed project from my "have to build" endless project list, but I need to focus my attention on other matters.

So the first of two nice projects today is a authentic Shaker swivel chair from the 1974 Mechanix Illustrated. Very nice.

The second project is something every metalworker can use, not just for lifting engines. This engine hoist is a good example (from the April 1983 Popular Mechanics magazine) of how many of these early designs are being cheaply reproduced for the import market. Most importers carry a $200 version of this hoist. You can still build it for less than $200 and have the satisfaction of building it yourself.

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