Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON
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Nearly finished - all white oak - extremely heavy - Trim around the top of the front and sides will be added, then blue/gray stain and several coats of wipe-o poly will complete this project.














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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
Wow, nicely done. Yes Yes
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
Does it open? Looks heavy for sure Yes
Worst thing they can do is cook ya and eat ya

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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
It'll be bolted together - front and back will have 4" stainless steel bolts that will screw into threaded brass inserts in the sides.

Believe me - it's heavy - all that I can do to muscle the back onto the workbench for final sanding.

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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
Exactly how strong is this kid. Laugh  Laugh  Very nice job it will certainly not get worn out.

Mel
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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
(02-22-2017, 06:25 PM)chips ahoy Wrote: Exactly how strong is this kid. Laugh  Laugh  Very nice job it will certainly not get worn out.

Mel

He isn't born yet, but his parents-to-be have already picked out the name Atlas for him.  Big Grin

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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
Something that will be passed down for generations for sure.  Is this a surprise or do they already know about the crib?

Excellent craftsmanship. Cool
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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
(02-22-2017, 06:48 PM)Duane N Wrote: Something that will be passed down for generations for sure.  Is this a surprise or do they already know about the crib?

Excellent craftsmanship. Cool

They've been involved from the beginning. GSON stated immediately after finding out that a baby was coming, "I want to have my Grandpa build a crib." GDIL found a picture of one on the web that she wanted one like, so we copied the design. It's been a wonderful family experience working on this together.

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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
Very nice Job!!  That should last for generations.  Make sure you go to a hobby shop and get a brass plate for your name and date made.  Who ever has it generations form now will know who in the family made it.  I made two for may grand children.
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  Re: Wrapping Up a Crib (Fort) for GGSON by lilrichard2 (Nearly finished - al...)
(02-22-2017, 08:37 PM)pmaczik Wrote: Very nice Job!!  That should last for generations.  Make sure you go to a hobby shop and get a brass plate for your name and date made.  Who ever has it generations form now will know who in the family made it.  I made two for may grand children.

I have a branding iron for this purpose, then I drill a 3/4" hole about 1/32" deep and insert a penny for the year I made the item.

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