Baby Cradle..

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Project by Dudley posted 04-27-2011 04:40 PM 1898 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter got this cradle for her first child 40 years ago. The stand was lost in a move. Took the cradle all apart and took it down to bare wood. Build a new stand. luckily spokes were not glued so just chucked them in the lathe and sanded them down. Marie did the fine tune sanding and finished with stain/varnish. (3 coats) New wood is white pine and she matched the cradle well. Used all s/s hardware. Now all they need to do is add BABY which will be added in June by first born that used it for his son. (my G/G son). He is tickled.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 07:52 PM

Congratulations on the family addition. The cradle will go on a a family heirloom. They will tell the stories and cherish it for many more generations.

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 07:32 PM

Nice job, I did two of this over the winter,

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 11:40 PM

Very nice restoration job. Looks great.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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