08:34AM | 12/02/04
Member Since: 12/01/04
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I'm working on an art display system and would like to emulate the mechanics used in the old chalkboards ... where one framed slate panel could be raised/lowered revealing a panel behind.

Unfortunatly, these kinds of chalkboards arent' made anymore and I can't find any resources that sell them (even on EBay!). But, I would like to find out how the mechanics work.

Do you think they worked like old windows?

Hmmm ... Stumped.


09:16AM | 12/02/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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I've been trying to figure out something like this myself. In my case, I'd like to be able to facilite moving 5-gallon wine bottles (I'm in a club) to the crawlspace. (It's not that I have THAT many--only 3 or 4!--it's just a real nuisance to move them up and down!)

I saw a "bike hoist" in a hardware catalog, and am wondering if they can be adapted--but really, I don't see any reason why not.

Unfortunately, I don't have the catalog any longer...but try some internet searches and see if it gets you anthing workable; good luck! And please post back if you find anything interesting!


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