|Project by PASs||posted 10-22-2011 06:29 AM||2435 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Biggest crates to date
3 each 4 foot by 4 foot by 15 foot shipping crates for aircraft carrier catapult water brakes.
Each water brake weighs 13,000 pounds.
The cradles are 2 4×6s 44 inches long mated together with 3/4 plywood and bolted to the bottom with 1/2×14 carriage bolts. I cut the contour for the cradles on a REALLY BIG band saw.
The first crate was completely screwed together with a drill and driver bit…used the framing nailer for the 2nd and 3rd ones.
First crate took 25 hours to build…I’ve got it down to 8 now…all by myself.
Just finished a bid for a 4×4x27 (that’s FEET) crate for an arresting barricade. That will be fun to handle.
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."