Saturday, June 18, 2011

Finishing the challenge - Part 3

So, here we are trying to end the yard framing with a flexible piece of plywood hanging out in mid air.

What I did was to place a strong piece of wood under the benchwork for the branch line and clamp it in place. I then hung a piece of 2x4 that I ripped in half from that piece with a clamp/ Then I clamped the flexible plywood to the vertical piece.

You can see this in the first two pictures.

It gives you a good idea of how everything was hanging out in space. Needless to say, we had a few hickups with this Rube Goldberg contraption.

The last series of shots show how the bench work came out.

One last point that I should make. The rear of the framing had a long span to cover as it crossed over the lower yard throat. In order to broidge this, i ripped two 1X4' s from a piece of furniture grade plywood. Then I screwed and glued them togeteher, essentially creating a 1.5 X4 piece of wood that was pretty strong. You can see it in the last two shots on the left side of the framing of the upper yard.

In the last shots you can see how the curved benchwork came out as the aisle goes back around the yard.

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