Putting the Head on the Crane Boom.

March 22, 2013 – 06:16 am

The Crane Boom is almost complete.

The crane boom is almost complete! I put off doing the most difficult part, the head or nose of it until last.   The reason this part is the most difficult is it narrows in both directions.  The base or butt assembly did not get any narrower across the width but did narrow in height to make the hinge point.  this was relatively easy because the sticks remained straight and could be glued at angles to each other.

I decided to present this part of the construction in a video because there is a lot to talk about.
The best way to find the previous posts about the crane is to use the tag cloud and click on “Popsicle Construction”.

Gary

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