Hi, has anyone used one of the reproduction KR Wilson axle cradles? I have just purchased one and the casting obviously bolts to a workbench but I'm stumped as to the use of the two "handles" that came with it! Can anyone enlighten me please?
Probably some pieces that got boxed up by mistake, by the wilson tool maker?
The paint looks wore!
They were all wrapped up together and are shown in the catalogue. The paint is just shiny but it does look scratched in the photo!
Those handles have nothing to do with the axle cradle. What catalog show them with the axle cradle?
Macs! see link below:
It still doesn't explain what the handles are for.
That's why I'm asking! There are no instructions so I was hoping someone had come across them before.
You need to talk to someone at Mac's that know what they are,if you can get through all the; Press this for that or press this or press this for that.
They might even charge you for information.
Does any of the other vendors sell this item?
If they do call them. Don Lang will probably know.
I have no idea what the other two pieces are. If you look at Lang's and Snyder's they both carry this part and only show the casting.
Probably have to call Macs and ask what they are.
Geez you guys, look at them, anyone can tell what they are; They're handles.
I wonder if there is a reference to the "handles"
in the Model T Service Bulletins?
Did anyone call Mac's yet?
They look like what we used when installing a handicap carrier mounted lavatory. retired plumber .ED
here is a picture of the carrier-ED
Ed is correct that the "handles" are lavatory support arms.
What they have to do with the axle cradle is still the question. I see that Snyders does sell the cradle without any arms:
I told you they were handles.
I have had the support for years and use it constantly but have never used or seen any handles.
For cheapskates like myself, you can make a cradle out of a scrap piece of 3/4 plywood. Since the handles are not used, you could make those from a old broomstick.
OK Mike. They are handles. Handles for what and how are they used?
How stout are those steel handles?
Maybe use them for lifting the rear end .
Mac's does not give any info on their web site. Just shows the handles with the cradle.
I have been in touch with Macs and they spoke to the manufacturer. Apparently they are nothing to do with the cradle and Macs will update their photo accordingly! Wish I hadn't had to pay the additional shipping caused by these heavy parts though!
Thanks for the help and suggestions guys. Maybe I should install a disabled toilet at the workshop so I can use them Ed?
Someplace, somewhere, there is a packing clerk who is laughing his ass off.....
The clerk may be laughing his ass off but somewhere else there is a poor fellow with a handicap lavatory smashing his toes!
They're handles for helping people to lift stuff. Now if that doesn't clear the confusion there's not much more I can do for you. THEY'RE HANDLES!!!!!
It has already been determined what they are. Read the last few posts as to why they were included.
I'm glad Richard posted a follow-up as I was confused also as to why they'd send those along with the cradle.