Dolly Cribs and the scraps

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Project by ous posted 03-19-2011 02:16 AM 2109 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are nice little cribs that swing freely. They are made up to be dismantled for storage for future generations or for shipping. This one is made out of Oregon Myrtle. This is a semi rare tree that grows primarily in Southwestern Oregon and a little in Northern Calif. It is a wood of many colors and prized for gun stocks. It has the approximate density of Eastern soft maple with a slight burning when processed. I have made quite a few of these and have only sold two but there are some happy little girls out there. Now for the second part of this post is the what to do with scraps. I get them to the door of the stove that heats the shop and it is very difficult to put them in the stove so there they sit in a box. I finally got more serious about the problem and came up with the Lazy Susan. I glue and clamp two pieces to start and then cut and glue, cut and glue on a 16 inch radial arm saw that is accurate until I have an approximate 18 inch circle and then I cut a 16 inch circle, sand down, glue and press 1/8 birch veneer to the bottom to help strengthen and stabilize. I make sure the moisture is around 6%. They look unorthodox but make good gifts. Now you have a idea for scraps.

-- Roy Montana

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 04:19 AM

Nice cradle.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 04:35 PM

Very nice design on the cribs, I am guessing the cut outs are put there to show the sentiments of you and
your wonderful partner who must have made the nice pillows and cushion for the dolls. You two do
great work. Those cutting boards are a great idea, I also have a problem about throwing wood out, here
in Missoula, the valley of a thousand smokes, we are not allowed to burn wood because of the inversion
problem. This is a great solution. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 02:01 AM

Very, Very, nice, Is there a site that wood is for sale? I could make some lovely Flag cases.

-- Don, northern Maine

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