I'd like to make or build a block-and-tackle in my garage to be able to lift up to a thousand-pound load (e.g. a moose). I think I have a handle on the design of a block-and-tackle and the selection of rope, etc., but what I'm struggling with is how to attach it to my ceiling joist(s).
The joists are 2x8s and they are exposed so I can get up there if I need to drill holes, bolt through them, etc. I'm not sure how far apart they are but I think it's about 2 feet. The simplest approach would be a single eye bolt screwed into one joist, but I don't know the weight ratings for eye bolts and I'd be worried that the wood might fail (I don't know the species) or the bolt might unscrew over time. So I've been thinking instead about perhaps running a steel bar horizontally between two or more joists and hanging my block-and-tackle from that bar. Or maybe a wooden beam, but how would I fasten that to reliably hold the weight? Another possibility might be multiple eye bolts in one or more joists and a small web of ropes coming together to lift the block.
TLDR: what is a safe and reliable way to attach a block and tackle with a 1000-lb weight to a ceiling with exposed 2x8 joists?