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  #31  
Old Fri 14 March 2008, 12:01
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Mickey,

Be very careful moving those beams when you get the legs attached. They are extremely top heavy and will flop over if you get one leg off the ground. That much weight flopping around is really dangerous. If I was moving them by myself, I would probably just drag them around with the legs sticking up in the air. Good luck.

If you'll send me an airline ticket, I'll be happy to come over and hang out in the beautiful French countryside and help you for as long as you like.
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  #32  
Old Fri 14 March 2008, 13:30
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Agree with Doug,

It was moving my channels around that I strained "something". I built a grantry crane soon after that. My grantry crane is a joy to have.
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  #33  
Old Fri 14 March 2008, 13:53
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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i agree with you but it's not a concrete floor to go to the MM house i've got a towrope, do you think it's better ?
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  #34  
Old Fri 14 March 2008, 15:33
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
I do not think it has anything to do with the floor. It is the fact that the all the weight of the beam is one meter above the floor. So when you pick up one end, the other end tries to swing toward the earth. You cannot stop it because you have a very heavy beam in your hand and you are at the opposite end. Also, if you just try to set your end down, that won't stop it from swinging because the swinging has already started and the leg on your end of the beam is now quickly swinging out at 45 degrees. That is a lot of weight swinging around when you are by yourself. You might be thinking, I'll just drop it if it starts to swing. You might be able to but it happens very quickly and if there is something behind you, you might not be able to get out of the way fast enough.

Once you get the legs on a beam, see if you can get a friend to come over for 5 minutes so you can move it. Then you will know what Greg and I are talking about.

I think you should lay it down on the floor and drag it to the MM house if you have no other help. Good luck.
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Old Fri 14 March 2008, 17:04
Marc Shlaes
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Cleveland, OH
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Good description Doug. That sounds like you had the s--t scared out of you!
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  #36  
Old Fri 14 March 2008, 22:56
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Absolutely Marc. I didn't break any bones but I strained some muscles a couple of times. I'm a slow learner.
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  #37  
Old Sat 15 March 2008, 02:48
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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I think, I think, i have to found a friend, but this is only 6 mounth i've moved house, I can't count friend's on one hand, let's the force be with me .

My first idear is to transport it but not at the end of the beam but the center, the ground is very loud and i think, the wheel can penetrate the ground about 1" and make a rail in ground, my second problem is the door of the MM house and the place in it to move the Beam.

Thank's for your comment, i found a tips to move it without trouble.
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  #38  
Old Sat 15 March 2008, 04:01
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Mickey, the safest way to move it, is to have the main weight low down. That means with the legs pointing up to the sky, like you have it in your photo. You say the wheels are only for moving once? Well then, put the wheels on the "wrong" side. Put the wheels where you will screw the x-rails one day.

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Old Sat 15 March 2008, 04:59
bbreaker
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Galgan
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ooops, i mean you don't understand me, the legs with the wheel was on the ground, when i transport it to the MM house, i use whell to support the weight of the beam along the travel and move it to the correct place in MM house and after i use a car leveler to left the MM off the floor and take out the wheel.
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  #40  
Old Sat 15 March 2008, 06:32
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
That's okay Mickey, I am sure that there are a lot of things being misunderstood because of the language.

Anyway, we only want to give you lots of ideas and you can make your own choices about what could work for you.

Have a great week end, and don't kill yourself!
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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 09:23
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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some news from galgan

it's time to let you know my progress, i've welded the gantry cut and drill the X and Y rail, welded the table support, painting Y car, spider plate and motor plate and i start beveling the rail next week.
I post some pictures soon.
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  #42  
Old Fri 02 May 2008, 09:43
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Middle March I said . . . .

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Originally Posted by Gerald D View Post
Have a great week end, and don't kill yourself!
. . . . . . then Mickey vanishes . . . .

Today he appears like a phantom.

Welcome back! Good to hear of the progress!
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  #43  
Old Thu 22 May 2008, 14:16
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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hi there, some news, i've finished Y car and Z axis, all painted, i'm out of wire in my MIG welder and i go with Stick now, i've started to grind Y rail and i think finished the gantry next week.

Gerald, i haven't moved the beam yet, i have to make the second side Legs Weld, paint and after i move it. I've got a lot of Homework, I've started some work on my house to start a B&B "Gte" in french.

Some picture of my last work
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  #44  
Old Sat 24 May 2008, 03:30
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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Y-car fully assembled, rail grind started

this day i've made the first side grind of rail's, i start the second side this afternoon, start gantry and clamp strip sand.
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  #45  
Old Sat 24 May 2008, 08:16
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Looks like very professional progress. Bravo!
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  #46  
Old Sat 24 May 2008, 12:33
Marc Shlaes
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Cleveland, OH
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Hey Mickey. Great Job! Good to see those pictures.
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  #47  
Old Sat 24 May 2008, 21:08
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Mickey,

Gotta like that MM blue.

Nice work.
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  #48  
Old Mon 26 May 2008, 02:52
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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X and Y rail Grind complete

This morning i've finished rail's grind, i cut it to the right lenght and weld stop block's this morning, start painting the gantry this week and finished the beam support. (i see the finish point )
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  #49  
Old Mon 26 May 2008, 08:49
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Mickey ,
You build is coming along great. Keep up the pictures.
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  #50  
Old Mon 26 May 2008, 14:47
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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This day First coat of paint on the gantry and clamp strip, seconde tomorrow morning with some picture's.
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  #51  
Old Tue 27 May 2008, 13:48
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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gantry paint finished, stop block welded, first coat on Y rail's, picture tomorrow.
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Old Wed 28 May 2008, 13:45
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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Picture and Video of Gantry + Y Car

some picture's and 1 video.

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=npSXMeRYW0A
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  #53  
Old Thu 29 May 2008, 07:50
isladelobos
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Canary Islands
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Good video Mickey, it seems very light.
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  #54  
Old Thu 29 May 2008, 12:40
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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I saw The Finish line

some news this day, finished to weld the second beam support, wel and paint the cable chain support and paint. tomorrow is the beam and suport painting day, i think this weekend i moved the beam's to my workshop and start assembly.
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  #55  
Old Fri 30 May 2008, 04:00
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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beam support painting finished

some picture of these morning, i start main beam's and cross support beam's painting tomorrow
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  #56  
Old Fri 30 May 2008, 07:05
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
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Nice blue heavy steel.
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  #57  
Old Sat 31 May 2008, 05:18
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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this day i've finished one beam with leg's, painted some cross beam's and start painting the second beam, i moved it tommorow to my workshop with a friend, ( i follow your recommandetion and i've got a lumbago from one week ago just finished)
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  #58  
Old Sun 01 June 2008, 06:12
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Tomorrow we have 2 cases of lumbago in France - Mickey & friend.
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  #59  
Old Sun 01 June 2008, 14:50
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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i'm alive without lumbago !!!!!

it's ok, we will move beam's without trouble, i take picture's tomorrow, and i start beam drill and tap.
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Old Sat 07 June 2008, 12:35
bbreaker
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Galgan
France
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some news of these day's, beam's are drilled an tapped, side tube are fixed and tomorrow a friend help me to put the gantry on the angle iron and put the Y-car.

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