My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry

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Blog series by Jon Edmonds updated 10-26-2010 06:07 PM 4 parts 4550 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Part 1 - The Beginning

09-07-2010 07:04 PM by Jon Edmonds | 1 comment »

Hey all, So I entered the Sawdust Chronicles 2010 Build Challenge. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a beginner woodworking Website that podcasts on subjects aimed at the beginning woodworker. Their site is Check them out, I’ve found them to be very helpful as I learn this thing called woodworking.So back to point, I entered their yearly build challenge and after a false start with a different project choice, I’m on my way with a cradle for my soon ...

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Part 2: Making Panels

09-11-2010 05:55 AM by Jon Edmonds | 4 comments »

Hey AllOkay I’m back and things are slowly progressing. I’ve made some progress on the project and learned a few lessons on the way, some good learning type stuff and some irritating stuff. So here’s the good stuff; Lesson 1:I learned how to make a panel out of nothing more than two pieces of wood and glue. I know everyone is amazed, how is it possible that someone could make a panel. Don’t worry, I’ll let you in on the super secret recipe, but make sure you keep it to yourself. After...

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Part 3: My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry #3:

10-26-2010 05:57 PM by Jon Edmonds | 0 comments »

Hey AllOkay I’m back and things have picked up a bit. I have the main body of the cradle assembled. I had to change the initial design a little. Originally I was going to only have a set of short rockers that connected to the bottom of the cradle but when my wife she asked me to make it taller. She also asked me to make is rock with a gliding mechanism but after looking at that I had to pass. I just didn’t think I could get it done in the time frame I have left. I am working the rockers and l...

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Part 4: My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry #4: Finish Project

10-26-2010 06:07 PM by Jon Edmonds | 0 comments »

Hey All So I’ve finished the project. I ended up learning quite alot. I just want to thank the guys at the Sawdust Chronicles ( for putting on this contest. It has been great motivation to both complete the project and push myself to get the best results I could. So thanks a bunch. So there were rules to this contest and I stuck to the rules pretty good. Size: Had to fit in a 32×30x30 cube. The longest dimention is 31 7/8th from side to side. Bar...

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