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Cradle is made of quartersawn white oak with a hand rubbed tung oil finish. I attached a shallow holder to the bottom of the cradle to hold papers that would indicated all the children who would use the crib in the future. I got this ideas from the antique bassinet that my mom used for all of our family. This bassinet is now 61 years old and has had 53 occupants. Over the years the name of each baby was added to the bottom. Hopefully this cradle will last that long and comfort many children over the years.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 03-04-2008 05:14 AM

Jeff. Nice looking cradle and great idea on the way to track future occupants.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-04-2008 05:16 AM

That’s pretty cool. Interesting story about the bassinet.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-04-2008 05:34 AM

That is a very nice cradle and a wonderful story. I feel that the story behind a piece is as important as the piece, itself. I am sure that your cradle and the bassinet will continue to be used by family members for many generations to come.

This is a really nice project. Thanks for sharing- both the project and the personal story.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-04-2008 07:32 AM

Thats a neat idea, nice looking project. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 03-04-2008 02:48 PM

Looks very nice, nice idea about the names.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 03-04-2008 04:37 PM

Great cradle, and a great idea about tracking the users.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-04-2008 07:59 PM

Nicely done. Wouldn’t it be cool to fast forward several decades and see how many lives you have touched and help nurture?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 03-05-2008 12:40 AM

Great story Jeff. Nice job on the cradle.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 03-05-2008 12:43 PM

Looks great. I have no doubt that it will last at least as long as the bassinet.

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