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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 03-26-2008 02:33 AM 2148 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last summer a neighbor ask if i was interested in tearing down an old building he no longer needed
i said sure i had decent lumber so tore it down and stored it untill my daughter gave the news that she was expecting(nine months ago mind you )....
So here are two cradels i made to note the birth of my second thats right second grandchild Chevy keegan Pitts
theyre made from vintage helmlock and dovetailed together” no screws at all ” scrub planened and finished with minwaxes new “gunstock ” color then lacquerd ..
diagonal grain coupled with the helmlock proved leathal to the dovetails on the smaller one if i was to attemp
again think id glue up a pie shaped piece in the middle to set the grain at a more favorable angle ,only poped 6 pins total but recoverd nicely for a toy which is for my two yr old grand daughter Lexy mabey it will make it to her daughter

Todd A.> got a new camera ..what do ya think ?

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 03:01 AM

great job. Love those dovetails.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 03:07 AM

Great pictures, dude. Really nice job on the dovetails.


Grandpa?! .... unbelievable. Send us some pics.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 03:11 AM

The dovetails are real nice. Interesting design.

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 10:37 AM

These are really nice. Good work.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 12:39 PM

I think that (1) your woodworking skills are excellent and (2) you did a nice job of showcasing the cradles with your new camera.

Very nice project and I am glad to see that you made something for both grandchildren.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 02-15-2009 08:51 AM

And I’m still working on my daughter’s hope Chests… Hope they have even 1/4 the craftsmanship you show here…

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 02:41 PM

very nice.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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