I am dedicating my entire cellar to shop use and I need to get my milling machine down into it by craning it down through a hole in the floor before I fill it up with a staircase....
Since I have no real need for a dedicated gantry-crane I find that shelling out the money to make one out of steel is a bit of a waste of money.
Soooooooooooo............. I was thinking about making one out of wood(pine or spruce) so I was wondering????
How much load can one put on a single 2"x4" 5 feet long supported at the ends on the 2" side????
Will an A-frame gantry-crane made from 2x4's be strong enough(bearing in mind it will only be used a few times)???????????
Forgot to mention that its a rf30 clone (chesterE30) and only weighs 280-300kg