After the main ridge beam was installed and before the roof went on Kyle had a great idea to put some hardware on the beam that would allow us to lift heavy things up to the second level. Things like windows, furniture, the gym equipment that will live up there eventually.
Keeping in mind that these pieces would be a permanent part of the beam forever he made some pretty cool brackets that fitted around the entire foot deep beam and had holes at the bottom for attaching lifting rigging.
Then we attach the little lifting machine that carries 1,000 lbs and lifts by climbing a cable, like a winch.
I think they came out fantastic and are a cool feature as well as being a really useful tool.