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Project by Cedrus posted 10-12-2009 04:46 PM 2655 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A maple cradle with alot of figure. Yes I know the maple was for a mandolin but little things happen! I modified the stock plans by deleting all plugs and used mortise and tenons and some biscuits for a clean look. The ‘Chip Foose’ of cradles! lol The plan called for wooden washers in the axles but I opted for plastic-I imagined a dry wood on wood squeek that would NOT get the little one to sleep! The finish is Tung Oil – of course.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 04:53 PM

Very nice cradle & the maple looks fantastic.

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 05:21 PM

I’ve built a couple of cradles, but have not seen this particular design plan. I like it! Where did you get it please?

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 05:25 PM

Nice choise of wood,great job on the cradle.


-- Syl,Courtenay,B.C

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 10:28 PM

Nice work. I’m sure the new parents will love it.
I have made four cradles and while your tenon joints are strong and functional they are permenant. I found that when the baby is done with the cradle (usually in bout 6 montys) it needs to be stored, so I modified the design so it can be disassembled and stored flat thereby taking up less space. Hopefully that will be incentive to keep it a family heirloom.
I agree on the plastic washers and I also inset nylon bushing in for the pivot pin to ride on.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 01:39 AM

Great work. I like this design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-13-2009 10:33 PM

very nicely done. wondering what finish you used. thanks for the posting

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#7 posted 10-14-2009 03:25 AM

Beautiful!! I love natural maple!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 10-14-2009 03:33 AM

Nice cradle

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 08:19 PM

Very nice! Would you mind sharing the source of your plans?

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#10 posted 10-13-2010 01:07 AM

Beautiful ! & the cradles nice too! that special maple was the only thing you could have used for one so special
Well Done

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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