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Project by toyguy posted 12-22-2011 05:19 PM 2328 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes… I am going to be a grand-pa.
So in honorr of this up coming occasion, I decidedd to do some flat work. Seems like a long time since I have done anything other than lathe work…. but I thought a cradle was in order.

This cradle is built from Roasted Maple ( maple that has been kiln dried at a higher temp; causing the sugars to turn the wood color to a med to dark brown) Finish is a few coats of Waterlox.

Although a fun project that I know will be enjoyed by my kids; I think I’ll stick to turning in the future.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 05:30 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship and color. I love Waterlox for my turnings, it’s just too expensive.

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

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 09:23 PM

Beautiful work. I love the color. Did you ever make a turning, using this wood. Good Luck Grand-Pa!

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 09:47 PM

Beautiful work. I am actually thinking of making one myself. How long did it take you?

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 10:21 PM

Congratulation to the proud new Mum to be Brian, this is a beautiful cradel & no doubt destined to become a family heirloom thanks to Gran Pa’s fabulous skills “on the flat” as you put it,
Never heard of that process for the timber before, boy it gives a lovely rich colour, very well done that man.
All the best to you & yours for the season Brian & I hope the new year fullfills all your dreams,
Cheers from Kiwi land

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 12:49 AM

Brian you are talented in all that you do! This is Beautiful and I know that your kids will appreciate it, also I bet that it will be passed down for several generations to come.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 06:58 PM

Nice work. I know they are appreciated because I have made three quite similar to yours. Unfortunately they only get used for about 6 months before the baby outgrows them.
As WC Fields said: “Kids are great. Everyone should have one in a cage” It is almost as good having grandkids because you can enjoy them when they are good and send them home when they become a problem.

-- Les B, Oregon

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