Friday, March 2, 2012


A pulley is a wheel on an axle that is designed to support movement of a cable or belt along its circumference. Pulleys are used in a variety of ways to lift loads, apply forces, and to transmit power.
A pulley is also called a sheave or drum and may have a groove between two flanges around its circumference. The drive element of a pulley system can be a rope, cable, belt, or chain that runs over the pulley inside the groove.
Hero of Alexandria identified the pulley as one of six simple machines used to lift weights. Pulleys are assembled to form a block and tackle in order to provide mechanical advantage to apply large forces. Pulleys are also assembled as part of belt and chain drives in order to transmit power from one rotating shaft to another.
I adore pulley's in all shapes.

I will go on record as saying "I love pulleys"

Bone pulleys

These are a few examples of  pulleys I have in the shop.

Pulleys are so handy and good looking, I think!

They have to be put in something substantial, such as a beam as shown here. 

They must be cleated so they can be held in place.

Over a dining table or  in a garden, they can be lowered for easy candle lighting

Another example of a pulley

This is one with the candles lit for a party! Doesn't it look romantic?

I have used pulleys for gardens that I have designed.  Just make sure you use dripless candles & bobeches.  

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  1. Great pics and inspiration:)I wish you a lovely weekend.
    LOVE Maria at

  2. you are too kind, Thank you! Maria

  3. Wonderful Peggy I think the candlelight chandelier is gorgeous!

    Art by Karena

  4. Thanks Karena you are tooo kind. xxpeggy

  5. Peggy, My husband has a couple of antique blocks and tackles he displays in his office. Beautiful chandeliers! Hugs, Sherry