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sa   CRANE
sa   JACK
sa   WINCH
xx   TOOL

Wilderness engineering. Rope and lever aids an outdoorsman can use for heavy jobs. (1) Lever, (2) Spanish windlass, (3) Trenching to set a heavy post, (4) Bridle for pulling up heavy objects, and (5) Parbuckle for hoisting cylindrical objects.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1972 (v.62#6) pg. 36

Shingle sled is used to haul a heavy load of shingles up to a roof by pulling on a rope. The sled slides up the sides of an extension ladder.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 11

Plans for building a lift arch. Est. cost: $50.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1981 (v.65#1) pg. 9

Build your own "gin pole" to hoist up each new section of an antenna tower. The gin pole clamps securely to the top of the assembled tower during the hoisting process.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1995 (v.51#4) pg. 20

Wooden boom and block and tackle are used to raise heavy beams single-handedly.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 8

Raising heavy timber. Tools and tips for maneuvering big beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 31

Devices for lifting heavy timbers. Gin pole, A-frame derrick, and a portable vertical-lift derrick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 10

Simple crane (hoist) uses a water carriage to lift a heavy load. Filling the carriage with water from a hose will eventually cause the load to be lifted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 30

Quick-release method for hoisting pre-built roof trusses into place.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 28

Hoist to raise drywall up to a scaffold is fabricated from wood and powered by an electric drill.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 28

Lift cabinets. Installing and using remote-control devices which are powerful enough to lift television sets, audio equipment, display cases, etc. out of pieces of furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 76

Three great accessories you can build for your pickup. (1) Truck-bed platform with two long drawers to store tools, sporting goods, etc. (2) Bumper-mounted boom for heavy lifting (up to 500 pounds). The boom arm is 17-ft. long for high lifting. (3) Bed platform with hidden storage compartments.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 62

A homeowner's guide to hoists, winches and pullers.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1985 (v.10#7) pg. 68

Tips on log-and-pin framing. Includes four projects to build (a log rail fence, a hoisting derrick, a swing set and a pole shed).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 112

How to make and use a hand sling.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 148

Sling and pulley arrangement is used to move short lengths of firewood out of the woods.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 55

How to build an engine hoist from square steel tubing and a 3-ton hydraulic jack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1983 (v.159#4) pg. 168

Tip: Weld an eyebolt ring to self-locking pliers. When attached to a rope, the pliers can be used to lift and pull objects from a distance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1985 (v.162#9) pg. 166

Self-dumping hoist for a hillside.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1963 (v.183#2) pg. 114

Fork lift for a garden tractor. Capable of lifting 250 lbs. The unit is elevated with a hand-operated boat winch.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1969 (v.194#6) pg. 136

A simple tripod-shaped hoist tower is built from lumber and stands about 18 feet tall. It is used to lift bundles of shingles up to a roof.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1975 (v.206#5) pg. 140

Tip on making a movable hoist for a garage out of barn door track and carriages.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 30

Homemade track hoist is fabricated from scrap T-beam and meat hooks (the style fitted with wheels).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #190 May 1992 (v.16#10) pg. 28
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #191 Jun 1992 (v.16#11) pg. 27