(Topic ID: 51351)

Look what my employee's dad whipped together...


By bigehrl

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    his dad's in town from california for a graduation, where he owns a kitchen-counter top installation biz. a super innovative dude.

    saw us struggling w machines, and threw these together at the hardware store in an hour for us!

    so much easier.

    -jon

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    #2 6 years ago

    That's......

    simple, effective, and useful.

    I'm impressed.

    #3 6 years ago

    reminds me of my dad....I think they based MacGyver on him

    thanks for sharing

    #4 6 years ago

    def making more of these. gonna grip them with bike handle grip too.

    can't believe i never thought of this before!

    #5 6 years ago

    So simple, you never think of it! Thanks for the post

    #6 6 years ago

    Wow, that a great idea! Those will work great for pulling games out of my Suburban. Thanks for sharing.

    -Dave

    #7 6 years ago

    to carry and move machines?

    #8 6 years ago

    I don't get it? For lifting them? Seems like it would make it even harder?

    #9 6 years ago
    Quoted from tomdotcom:

    I don't get it? For lifting them? Seems like it would make it even harder?

    well, i guess you can keep carrying them on your back then.... i'm using these, they're frickin' awesome!

    #10 6 years ago

    A hobbyist named Lee Conklin made a similar product about a decade ago. He sold them in sets of 4 for about $35 and I have used them on almost every pin move since. Not sure if he still makes them, but none of them have broken and other collectors always ask me where they can buy them.

    -BB

    #11 6 years ago

    If they work good, its a really cheap solution...

    I use a dolly or rollers or just pick them up on my back lol

    I also use a circle top bar stool to set the game on to get into and out of trucks and get legs on and off...

    #12 6 years ago

    Looks like a great idea but I would not risk bending female threaded hole or just the sheer value alone that bolts need to hold. 300-350 lb. machine being carried by zinc bolts? Cool idea-but not for me. I just use a good pair of gloves. My .02

    #13 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinwizkid:

    A hobbyist named Lee Conklin made a similar product about a decade ago. He sold them in sets of 4 for about $35 and I have used them on almost every pin move since. Not sure if he still makes them, but none of them have broken and other collectors always ask me where they can buy them.
    -BB

    that's where he got the idea...

    a fellow pinsider dropped off a game at my shop this past weekend and had the ones your talking about. i was amazed at how much easier it was to move! i offered to buy them, but he mentioned how he got them 10yrs ago, and hasn't seen them available since.

    my employee's dad says, "i can make those in a coupl'a hours!". i didn't realize he'd actually go do it the very next day. so rad! for folks who move alot of games, i can't recommend these enough.

    -jon

    #14 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    Looks like a great idea but I would not risk bending female threaded hole or just the sheer value alone that bolts need to hold. 300-350 lb. machine being carried by zinc bolts? Cool idea-but not for me. I just use a good pair of gloves. My .02

    http://www.almabolt.com/pages/catalog/bolts/proofloadtensile.htm

    They are stronger than you might think.

    Even a 3/8" eye-bolt is rated for 1,200 lbs (and that's with a 5 to 1 safety ratio).

    #15 6 years ago

    according to him, they're capable of holding 250-300lbs each. i guess i wouldn't recommend carrying your 'hercules' machine with them. but they held jackbot, no problem!

    #16 6 years ago

    The weak link is the wire rope, at 1/8" 7x7 it has a rating of 350 lbs, your dad's design uses it doubled up so, it realistically can hold 700 lbs each handle.

    Just enough to lift up a Gotlieb Genie.....maybe........

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from bigehrl:

    that's where he got the idea...
    a fellow pinsider dropped off a game at my shop this past weekend and had the ones your talking about. i was amazed at how much easier it was to move! i offered to buy them, but he mentioned how he got them 10yrs ago, and hasn't seen them available since.
    my employee's dad says, "i can make those in a coupl'a hours!". i didn't realize he'd actually go do it the very next day. so rad! for folks who move alot of games, i can't recommend these enough.
    -jon

    Hehe, Hey Jon. It's Brendan - that was me with the handles that dropped off the JB with Ed!

    -BB

    #18 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinwizkid:

    Hehe, Hey Jon. It's Brendan - that was me with the handles that dropped off the JB with Ed!
    -BB

    dude, thanks for the awesome idea!

    game plays amazing btw!

    #19 6 years ago

    i guess i wouldn't recommend carrying your 'hercules' machine with them.

    Me either.... heavy SOBs.

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    #20 6 years ago

    They sure did help that day with the JB!

    #21 6 years ago
    Quoted from Foo:

    Me either.... heavy SOBs.

    Dear Jesus... How is that humanly possible?

    Why aren't those two front tires hovering off the pavement?

    And for some unknown reason, that picture just hurts to look at.

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