Baby Tender II

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Project by ben posted 09-09-2008 06:14 AM 5162 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is it. Around 150 hours (estimated, not counted) of laboring at techniques, all new to me. Thanks to Warren Jordan (designer) for so much supporting advice, as well as the people over at the WoodenBoat forums.

The full picture gallery can be found here .

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#1 posted 09-09-2008 11:58 AM

Super cool … lucky Kid!

-- Jimmy

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#2 posted 09-09-2008 12:40 PM

That is fantastic! This will undoubtedly be passed down for many generations. I can see it one day on the Antiques Roadshow.

-- Just another woodworker

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Patrick Jaromin

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#3 posted 09-09-2008 01:06 PM

Very nice piece…looks like a fun and challenging build. Thanks for sharing the gallery!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 09-09-2008 01:49 PM

A beautiful little boat, & well crafted.

I enjoyed your slide show, & thanks for sharing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-09-2008 01:54 PM

Very cool piece. It is well designed and executed. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 09-09-2008 02:02 PM

This is super cool! I’m envious because it looks like a great project to expand your skills. Nice photography too. Do you have your own seamless background?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 09-09-2008 03:19 PM

Great project….congratulations!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John Raney

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#8 posted 09-09-2008 05:01 PM

What a beauty. Definitely a labor of love. Excellent craftsmanship. You created a true family heirloom

-- "Many years ago I chased a woman, only to discover that her tastes were exactly like mine: we both were crazy about girls."

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#9 posted 09-10-2008 02:16 AM

That is really cool. Nice work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#10 posted 09-10-2008 02:26 AM

Dave – all the white wood is ash, the rest is walnut. Yes and no, peening is fun, but the whole first set of rivets were snipped way too long, so I spent a few hours with a dremel cleaning up the extra copper.

Jeff – I hired a pro. I just started the program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship this week (which was my deadline for finishing the cradle), and figured that this piece might be useful in the portfolio I intend to build here. The professional shoot only cost me $80 since it was pretty quick and easy.

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#11 posted 09-10-2008 02:54 AM

OH YEAH…. I forgot about you starting the CFC classed. Jeez, another reason for me to be envious. Peter Korn’s book, Woodworking Basics, was the first woodworking book I ever bought. I hope you plan to blog on that experience. I know you will be quite busy but I for one would like the chance to live vicariously. Good luck with the course!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#12 posted 09-10-2008 04:24 AM

Heheh. The rove set. I chuckle, because my rove set is “already featured” here at LJ. I took my scraper hooking jig, and drilled a hole in it, then countersunk a little bit to fit the roves. This was doubly foolish, because I had to cleanup my jig afterward. I just put another hammer head on the other side of it, which is both hard to handle with 1 person, AND makes for a poor backing weight. Next time, I’ll try your idea!


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#13 posted 09-27-2008 10:58 PM

Nice Project! Thanks for sharing

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#14 posted 11-20-2008 06:05 AM

It was the idea of building a small boat that got me back into woodworking, so thanks for the bump. Great job and inspiration.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#15 posted 05-27-2009 04:59 PM

Super cool!这是我见到过的最漂亮的摇篮:)

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