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    A couple days ago I found a nice 6 foot picnic table on Craigslist. I've been looking for one more as a work table than a food table, but this will be fine for both uses. I've been wanting to make a rain shield for my engine hoist that spends most of the time outside, so yesterday and today I finally got it made. I made it a bit wider than I initially planned on, because I also want it to be a sun shade for the picnic table. I could even use the hoist hook to hold a flower basket. LOL I might need to use the hook to hold a chandelier so I can work at night. LOL

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    I duno Tom, there is just something really wrong with as much fun you are having with all this curb art.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Tom did you ever here of Solomons castle? He built this castle out old discarded printing plates and furnished it with yard art that he built. Later on he built a boat in the moat restauraunt next to it. People come from all over to tour the castle and the grounds. It's tucked away in the florida backlands and little known to others he has a large building full of Model A's and T's. They are good friends of my grandmother who lives in sarasota, (she is 99) and i once got a tour of the cars. I'm not sure if the cars are still there or if they were sold off. He passed away recently but is wife carries on the tradition, he was an amazing man. Keep up the good work i enjoy seeing all the things you come up with and would surely pay to visit your castle

      http://solomonscastle.com/default_Mobile.aspx

      http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2059

      http://solomonscastle.com/Gallery_Mobile.aspx

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      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        I never heard of Solomon's castle, but would someday like to just drive around and check out such interesting places.
        Well, I finished the top, but yesterday had to make the 4 brackets to secure it to the hoist. I started on the left end, and since I knew all 4 brackets would be the same, I fit that one, then make 3 more copies of it. Well, I never gave a thought to the crank handle hitting the bracket, so today I used a piece of aluminum angle to move one bracket to the side a few inches.

        As long as the winch was off to mount the aluminum angle, I decided to give it a cleaning and coat of Rustoleum Epoxy White.
        I also had to remove the steel bars bolted together over the beam, and make an aluminum saddle for the pulley in the middle, as the bolts gave me a clearance problem.
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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Very nice workmanship Tom
          I like how you improvised for the handle hitting

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