Customer Photos and Suggestions

This section is devoted to the customer photos and suggestions I receive.  I believe that there is always room for improvement.  I also believe there are better ways to make these projects.  This page is devoted to you to help me improve.

Saltslodge wrote:
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.

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