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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:31 am

I want to play!
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by Jester560 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:55 am

I am more than a touch jealous!
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by colonel00 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 am

Still waiting to hear details about the First Annual Canik Fanatik rendezvous at your place... :D
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:13 pm

colonel00 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 am
Still waiting to hear details about the First Annual Canik Fanatik rendezvous at your place... :D
😎 Still a long way to go.

Rather than buy stands for $300, I'm taking these H-shaped pieces of steel that are from the shipping crates of Yamaha watercraft and cutting them down to usable stands. I got a pile of them for free.

The plates themselves are 340 lbs, so with the stands and 2x4 posts, the total will approach 450 lbs. I have to build a custom cart to hold it all that I can pull behind my mower.

I scored a brand new 12x20 steel carport yesterday for half price that will serve as the sun shelter. I think those things are ugly, but I need something sooner rather than later. I'd rather build a nice wood structure, but I don't have the time or energy.

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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:04 am

Completed the Steel Challenge cart yesterday. All the heavy stuff is now in one, small, easy to use space.

With just a little bending at the knees I can put one hand under those gawd-awful-heavy 18x24 plates and one hand up top and lift them in/out.

The stands stack sequentially, hanging on hooks. The posts needed for the various stages lay on the bottom tray. Plate hangers go in the box.

As I mentioned in previous post, the steel was all free, I just had to strategically cut, grind, weld in the right places. The wheels & tires cost me $20, the trailer hitch coupler $8, another $15 for paint.

It's heavy; the entire mess weighs 525 lbs with 47 lbs tongue weight.

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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:12 am

Ingenious!

Only thing I see missing is the keg & tapper.
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:15 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:12 am
Ingenious!

Only thing I see missing is the keg & tapper.
Easily modified... :-?
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by deserttrans » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:53 am

Coming along very nicely. Always enjoy your updates and progress.
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