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Project by PatRI posted 01-06-2013 01:50 AM 1751 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle for my second son who was born a couple days after Christmas. It is cherry and walnut finished with danish oil. Despite my best efforts I did not finish it until a few days after he came home. I used a set of plans from Rockler to get started and help with dimensions but the design is mine. For the pivot i used a pivot hinge also from Rockler. I still have to turn couple plugs to cover the wholes for the hardware and a handle to add a lock so it can be locked from swinging when needed. We are not using the cradle yet because I want to be sure the oil is fully cured and not off gassing anymore. I was thinking two to three weeks will be enough. Does this sound about right to you guys? Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 01:54 AM

Very very nice .

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 01:58 AM

Great looking cradle! Fantastic job, good luck getting shop time with the new addition :) – congratulations btw!

-- -- Mike

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 03:38 AM

Like the design. Very nice. Feel your pain trying to finish on time. Son came early so he had to go without his cradle for couple weeks.

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 10:24 AM

Congrats on the new addition to the family & on the great build. It looks like it “sleeps’ very well.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 03:06 AM

Great Lookin cradle

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