Treetop Ornament Mover/Squirrel Ski Lift/Aerial Transporter Answered
Not sure where this should go, exactly, feel free to recommend.
Last year, for a Christmas lawn decoration, we wanted to have some plywood "gifts" delivered across the lawn. Combined with Santasaurus Rex and his Reindingos, we came up with the following:
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We used 20" bicycle wheels held horizontally, supported entirely from above, and ended up using the cheapest electric drill from home depot, with a wheel chucked up, to friction drive one of the bike wheels. This worked, but it was very loud, and the setup from last year was mostly destroyed when we took it all out of the trees.
I'd really like to take another shot at moving ornaments, and the drive end is the biggest hangup. Does anyone have a suggestion on doing something similar?