I made my way up to Albany this past weekend to pick up the Surface Plate I got a wicked good deal on. Also a good deal was the two ton engine hoist I got from Harbor Freight:
SO STOKED it wasn't orange like they usually are!
It just so happened that the day I went to pick it up they were running a big sidewalk sale and had marked it down from $199 to $159- AWESOME! I picked up a couple 8500lb straps (also on sale) as well and I was gtg!
It was a long battle filled with many perils but in the end I won out. Now I just have to build a vertical standing push cart to move the beast into the shop itself..
Looking forward to the next tool hunting and gathering adventure!