Baby Rattles

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Project by davidmackv posted 02-18-2014 07:48 PM 1124 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned some more baby rattles. They are all different sizes and different woods. Spalted Maple, Cherry, Pine and Walnut.

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 08:54 PM

These are nice! Those captured rings can be tough to get just right. You did great!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 12:25 AM

Thanks. The two with one ring is because the other ring broke. I haven’t made a tool yet to make captured rings, I just use the tip of my skew, which is not the best way.

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 01:34 AM

Very cool rattles. I really like the rings. I have seen the tool to do them, but didn’t realize you could even do them with a skew. Nice work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 06:40 AM

Nice looking rattles, I’ve turned a few and I know how difficult it can be working on such a small scale. It’s very rewarding when a kiddo plays with a toy you’ve made.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 03:56 AM

Very Nice, these are always fun to make. I use a mineral oil to finish.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 02:40 PM

Pretty rattles! Like the variety of beautiful woods used. The different shapes and captured rings look amazing . Great job!

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 10:05 PM

You are right Kenvo. These things can be tough, since they are so small and the rings like to break. I probably have about a 66% success rate on making these. I ruin 1 out of 3.

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