The tight area in the V at the center is smoothed and shaped with a sanding stick I make by gluing sandpaper to a large craft stick or scrap of plywood using spray contact cement.
I do not cut the scrolly lower edge yet: I want to take the width directly off the cradle rather than trusting a template, so I wait until later to complete this piece.
Now I can fit the crown piece so it fits precisely between the arms.
I cut the angles on the ends of the crown using the miter saw while I still have a straight, solid lower edge to set against the fence.
Again the center part is shaped by hand with a sanding stick.
I need to round-over the lower edges of this part as well, but I'm out of time for today. I'll finish this piece off tomorrow, then mate the cradle body to the base plate.
Thanks for dropping in, hope you come back again tomorrow for more.