What comes up must come down... after the jump.

That's right, I have a working jawbridge. My lovely wife gave me one of her necklaces to create a mechanism for raising and lowering the gate.  

The suspended winch still gives enough clearance to fit archers underneath firing through the mouth of the Orc face plate. 

I still need to create a handle or maybe some cogs so the handle reaches the platform but i'm happy it works so far.