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We recently discovered Cheeseboroughs and all the wonderful things you can build with them. After seeing some talk about Cheeseboroughs on the site, Reader David Erlichman kindly sent in some pics of a sweet project that required more than a few of these bad-ass connectors.

Just wanted to share a few photos of a platform I had to build to support a full film crew where the story was all about this tree limb and kids jumping into the water below it. The platform ended up just an inch below the actual tree limb. The scaffold also ended up three to four below the water’s surface. The ramp was on two AlumaBeams (stringers with the wood inserts) and everything was double / triple ply’ed. Took two days to build and 30 minutes to come down (had to come down and all the equipment out of the way for shooting purposes – so we had more guys to help with the tear down).

Sometimes it’s difficult to picture what’s possible with a tool you’ve never worked with before, but David has put that issue to rest for us. Along with the completely rockin’ structure, he also built a sweet ramp to help move gear up and down during the shoot.


He went on to say that using Cheeseboroughs was the only practical way to make this rig work, using scaffolding parts and having to deal with the funky angle into the water. Having seen his fine effort, we’re more interested in the rig he built than the story it was for.


2 Responses to Fun With Cheeseboroughs

  1. Michael says:

    A rather more elaborate use of cheeseboroughs (albeit with a number of other related pieces of equipment, like truss):


  2. David Erlichman says:

    Whoops! I really shouldn’t be typing after a 14 hour day at work… I wrote:

    The scaffold also ended up three to four below the water’s surface.

    Should be: The scaffold also ended up three to four feet below the water’s surface.

    Sorry, hope this makes it clearer.

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