After three long years it was time to move into the new studio. Here's how we moved the lathe.
But the lathe wasn't the only thing to move that day. To get all the equipment moved, I once again called on the woodturning community. On Saturday, May 16, 2009, several friends gathered to help me with the move.A few pieces of equipment -- the noisy ones -- were put on the second floor. Here's how we got them up there. A brace was constructed in the door opening at the top, and two block and tackles were rigged. Chains and ropes were secured around each piece; with one group on the bottom pulling on one rope, the block and tackle rigging moved the piece up, where another group at the door opening grabbed the equipment and pulled it through the door.
If you're interested in how this all came about, here's a link to the website, that contains a photo journal of the entire project over the three year period.