Thanks mom and emily for coming up this weekend to watch baby, Jess made a big dent on the boxes we have left and i got to start putting on the roof on my gym/dojo.
Raised all the floor panels for the home gym today. Used the truck to power the crane.
The crane itself is kind of a double tri-pod nailed to the cross beams on the 2nd floor. Used a 2-pulley block & tackle 50% weight reduction lift. Even with the reduction, lifting it by hand was impossible. Luckily for me, I had welded on a nice sturdy “ramming” bumper(used to plow over small trees) to the paintball truck. Tied it to that and was able to lift the panels with ease.
Pulleys can be found at Lowes for 5 bucks each, plywood being lifted is really, really heavy stuff. basically 3 normal sheets of plywood pressed together as one. Plytanium