Cherry Rattle

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-20-2018 01:08 AM 1532 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a new Great Granddaughter (McKinlee) and I figured that there is no time like the present to start on toys for her- she is 10 days old today.

This rattle is made from cherry and has 4 bb’s in each side. It was step bored then rounded out with a Dremel and glued together and turned. It is 1.1” x 4.5” and finished with EEE and Shellawax and then buffed and waxed with Carnuba wax.

cheers, Jim

Here is the little darling:

She is 8weeks old today and received her rattle ( not sure what to do with it yet)

She is older now and uses the the rattle all the time:

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 01:39 AM

Great project for a great grand-daughter!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 01:41 AM

Looks like another winner. That should stay in the family for a few generations. :)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 08-20-2018 02:26 AM

Congrats. on the new Great Granddaughter and that is a nice toy to start her off. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 02:50 AM

Congratulations Grandpa!
The rattle came out nice, but McKinlee is AWESOME!

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#5 posted 08-20-2018 03:11 AM

Very clever. I have made rattles before but I like this approach better.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#6 posted 08-20-2018 03:11 AM

Your new family addition will bring joy to everyone. Cute little rattle. Looks like your toy building skills will be challenged in the future. Enjoy great grandpa Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 08-20-2018 03:30 AM

Really creative, I like it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 08-20-2018 04:28 AM

Beautiful Great Granddaughter!!

We just got blessed with another Great Grandson!!

More fun!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

Have FUN! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 08-20-2018 04:51 AM

Welcome to the world little McKinlee I’m sure your great Granddaddy is going to spoil you absolutely rotten :)
Lovely rattle there Jim, these look soooo simple, but, you have to take care to get them just right, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 08-20-2018 04:52 AM

Nice, simple and natural toy for babies.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-20-2018 06:52 AM

you are the lucky guy,Jim
Congratulations for your new life,grandpa
Btw,rattle is unique

-- bambi

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#12 posted 08-20-2018 08:07 AM

Congratulations, Jim. Nice rattle. I need to make some of these.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 08-20-2018 10:06 AM

it won’t be long til she shakes that thing silly – congrats

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 08-20-2018 10:57 AM

Great rattle Jim!! The cherry turned out really pretty and great shaping! I’ve got to get me one of those dremel bits. Great work and she’ll be loving that rattle in no time!

And McKinlee is beautiful :))

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#15 posted 08-20-2018 11:04 AM

Good looking rattle, Jim!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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