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I've made the cherry picker and the plans were fine but I've a couple of
points about construction. I made the bucket exactly to your dimensions
out of laminated 3/4 inch beech and I think it became a tad too heavy for
the lift mechanism. Perhaps if I had made it from pine it would have
been lighter. If I were to make the model again I would make the bucket
from hardwood 1/4 inch strips. Your way of using split ends for the
lift arms is very ingenious but needs extremely careful cutting. I used
3/4 inch beech for both arms and at a first fitting the joints were too
loose to hold up the inspection bucket. I got over the problem by
inserting wedges into the cuts - banging them in to get a tight fit
having glued them first. That seems to have done the trick.