The shipping Crate for Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper

Removing Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper from the Crate:

Note: The only tool required for uncrating is a 7/16" socket or open-end wrench!  (A DRIVER-DRILL WILL MAKE THINGS GO FASTER)

Step 1: Remove the front bolts and remove the front panel

the sculpture base is secured by a plate which is captured by the crate structure.  The vertical rods are gently held by polyurethane foam strips which are fastened to wooden rods held by brackets.

Step 2: Remove the top crossbar:

(remove wingnuts and slide bar straight out, being careful not to catch the wood rods when removing)

Step 3: CAREFULLY DISENGAGE THE VERTICAL RODS FROM THE FOAM HOLDERS

Step 4: SWIVEL THE FOAM HOLDERS 180 DEGREES TO RELEASE THEM FROM THE VERTICAL RODS.  CAREFULLY REMOVE THEM FROM THE CRATE.

Step 5: PULLING ON THE BASE PLATE, CAREFULLY SLIDE THE SCULPTURE FORWARD AND OUT OF THE CRATE.  THE TOPMOST SCRAP MAY MOMENTARILY CONTACT THE TOP ALUMINUM ANGLE OF THE CRATE- THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE.

Step 6: REMOVE THE LEFT AND RIGHT ALUMINUM RETAINING BRACKETS.

Step 7: LIFT THE SCULPTURE UP AND OFF THE BASE PLATE.

Step 8: IMPORTANT- REASSEMBLE ALL CRATE INTERIOR COMPONENTS; RETAINING BRACKETS ONTO THE BASEPLATE, BASEPLATE SLID BACK INTO CRATE, UPPER RESTRICTING RODS AND THEIR FRONT HOLDING PANEL BACK IN PLACE.  THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT NO PARTS ARE LOST OR MISPLACED.  REPLACE THE FRONT PANEL AND SECURE WITH 2 OR 4 SCREWS.  STORE THE REMAINING SCREWS IN A PLASTIC BAG INSIDE THE CRATE.

Installing Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper into the crate:

Note: The only tool required for crating is a 7/16" socket or open-end wrench!  (A DRIVER-DRILL WILL MAKE THINGS GO FASTER)

Step 1: locate the baseplate and remove the aluminum hold-down brackets.  It should look like the image above.  Set the piece onto the baseplate, noticing the proper orientation for the gears and the motor- marked on the plate.  The rubber feet of the sculpture will rest within the 4 blue-circled holes on the baseplate.

Step 2: Install the aluminum retaining brackets with the 1/4 - 20 lock-washers and wingnuts provided.  The lock-washers are very important!

The side restricting brackets have felt guards at all points which contact the sculpture.  Each is marked appropriately.

Step 3: Coil the power cord and secure between the sculpture and the baseplate.

The baseplate will slide into the crate and be captured by the side wall brackets, circled above.

Step 4: With gears facing forward, slide the baseplate into the crate until it stops.  The top most scrap might contact the aluminum structure of the crate for a moment, but this is no issue as the vertical rods are very flexible.

Locate the 5 dowels with attached foam.  Notice that each is labeled on its forward end with the letters A - E

Each will be set into the back bar, labeled appropriately.

Step 5: Set the 5 dowels into the proper holes.  They are positioned the the left of the rods of the sculpture.  Begin with them rotated away from the sculpture rods as shown above.

Step 6: Install the top front dowel retaining bracket as shown with 1/4 - 20 washers, lock-washers and wingnuts on either side.  The lock-washers are very important.

Step 7: With the front plate secured, rotate each dowel 180 degrees so that the foam is facing toward the vertical rods.  Carefully reach into the crate and gently press the vertical rods of the sculpture into the foam slots- marked with a blue line.  Press just enough so that the rod is straight up and down.  Be very careful when reaching in.  Do not overly bend the rods of the sculpture.  

Note: The dowels are captured in place by the front crate cover and cannot move out of place once the crate is closed.  They also add front-back strength to the crate at the mid-point.

Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper properly installed in the crate.

Closed cell form gasket material lines the front edges of the crate for weatherproofing.

Step 8: Install the front cover with (14) 1/4 - 20 screws, washers and lock-washers.

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