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Boat Cradle #1: Strip Boat Cradle

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Blog entry by JayVT posted 964 days ago 2287 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The plans for this project are available in a book titled “The Expectant Father’s Cradle Boat Book”.
This first picture is of the forms after they were all cut out and mounted to a base.Photobucket
The going is slow only a few inches at a time. The epoxy needs to harden then a few more inches.
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We covered the edge of the forms with duct tape to keep the strips from sticking to the forms.
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I also used wax paper to keep the clamps from sticking to the epoxy covered strips.Photobucket
I had to work fast so the epoxy would not cure before I had everything positioned correctly.
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Lots of staples had to get pulled back out.
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More epoxy to hold it all together.
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Sanding and smoothing.
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Time to pull it off the forms to work inside.
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Inside is looking alright.
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Paint covering most of strips on the outside except for an accent stripe up near the rails.
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Rockers are getting some urethane on them.
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Base for the inside will allow the mattress to sit flat. It sits on the table in the foreground with rockers behind it.
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Custom cut foam ready to have custom cover stitched up for it.
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Finished Product.
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-- Jay, Southern Maine, Commercial Printer/Graphic Designer



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#1 posted 959 days ago

That is really a beautiful cradle. Also, well documented. Be sure to save the pics, or files for the adult who spends some time in it as a baby. It will provide great history & memories of an heirloom -SST

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