Baby Cradle

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Project by Det posted 12-18-2012 05:46 PM 1527 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off I want to thank William for giving me the idea for this cradle. I coppied his general idea when building this canopy cradle. My daughter is due in six monthis and when I saw William’s cradle I knew I wanted to build one. I started with rough cut oak and planed it to thickness. I then glued my boards and ran them through the drum sander. I screwed all joints together and then plugged the countersunk holes woth oak dowells. I stained with golden oak stain. I think I am going to finish with a varnish but I want to find something that is not toxic so I will have to check in to that. It has been a fun project but a little out of my comfort zone as I mostly do turing projects. I guess the final test will be to see if my daughter likes it as I have not told her I am building it.

-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 06:59 PM

This looks super Jim ,great job.


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#2 posted 12-18-2012 07:30 PM

i bet she will like it! it looks very nice :)

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 08:53 PM

Jim that is nice


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 10:11 PM

So cute and sweet!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 12:35 AM

I think it is safe to say that your daughter is going to like it and for sure it will be something that your Grand Child will cherish

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 12:53 AM

It turned out nice. I’ve never built this cradle in oak. I’ve got to remember that for next time I decide to do one. I’ll bet it’s quite a bit heavier than the ones I’ve built.
I’m glad you built it for someone you care about. It is a great feeling when we make something nice for our loved ones. I’ll bet it’ll mean even more to you when your grandchild is asking you to touch up the finish for a great grandchild.


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#7 posted 12-19-2012 03:29 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Nice work and just goes to show that your skill set is not limited to turning. You’ve definitely got me beat in the furniture building department, big brother.

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