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Project by Condor1 posted 02-23-2012 08:40 PM 1392 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for our first Great-Granddaughter, due to arrive around April 7, 2012. The Granddaughter dosen’t know that I made this for her yet. She will receive it on Feb. 3, 2012 at a family shower. The wood is rough cut Black Walnut, from the same source as the blanket chest that I posted a while back. I know Norm, could make something like this in about two days but it took me about 200 hours to complete. No excuses but rough cut stock adds a lot of extra hours to a projeck. The finish is BLO, followed by Shellac and Polyurethane. Thanks for looking!

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 09:12 PM

That’s a great cradle your granddaughter will love .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 10:34 PM

Gorgeous cradle, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 12:19 AM

Thats a great looking cradle, your granddaughter is going to love it. Remember Norm had the magic of Tv editing and the best equipment money could by, oh and he also built everything twice once off camera then again on camera. Don’t sell yourself short, you did a great job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 04:26 AM

That is a whole lotta loving time, put to your grand child. When the wind blows the cradle will rock…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 06:51 AM

Nice work.
I have made several similar cradles but unfortunately the little ones don’t use them very long before they grow out of them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 12:34 PM

That’s great…. I also just built a cradle for my upcoming first grand kid. Due in June.
I like the spindles you used for the uprights, If I ever do another I will remember that and give them a try…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 02:27 PM

No matter the time it takes…’s quality and not quantity…and this is certainly full of quality and craftsmenship.

Made with a lot of love and enjoyment….this will be a hit for sure, inspiring work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 01:03 AM

Absolutely beautiful cradle. Makes me remember when my son was an infant. He would get it to rocking so bad that I was afraid he was going to flip it…. lol. He knew exactly how to get me to hold him. :)

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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