Baby Teething Ring Rattles

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Project by SplashMaster posted 07-04-2019 05:45 PM 928 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a new niece coming into the world I wanted to make her some teething ring rattles. In searching for ideas, I found a lot that were of similar design to these. So, I drew up some shapes that reflected my sister and brother-in-law hobbies and interest. I drilled out and/or cut the odd shaped holes with the jig saw and cut the shapes out at the band saw. I turned the beads on the lathe and used a dowel rod to hold them in the rattle body. Wood is Poplar sea turtle with Walnut beads, Walnut guitar with Maple beads, and Utile horse with Maple bead. Mineral oil was used for the finish. These were fun little weekend projects for sure! I would have to say toy making is one of my most favorite things to do.

Thanks for stopping by,

Matthew Stillwell

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#1 posted 07-05-2019 08:28 PM

Big thumbs down…Don’t give a newborn something that has small beads/balls that could come lose and be a choking hazard. (your going to say “they won’t”....but how would you live with yourself if they do.
Plus wood holds so many more germs and bacteria than plastic/rubber does.
Throw these away please and start making her a beautiful dresser. (Be sure to fasten it to the wall so it doesn’t tip over if she decides to climb the drawers!!!)

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 07-06-2019 04:35 AM

Its not true that Wood holds more germs then plastic.
Atleast when it comes to cuttingboards the opposite is true

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#3 posted 07-06-2019 09:51 AM

So cute and adorable!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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