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Michaelee

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05-16-2017 08:29 PM

trying to build boat baby cradle nothing in plans bought says and no recommendation as to what will work best. The plans are pretty poor. I have bought several hard to make project plans and they all include material list both for hardware and recommended wood list


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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 08:56 PM

Look at your headline. I don’t know what a “cradle boat” is.
You would be best served if ya had some basic ideas or dimensions.
Not being snarky, but a well thought idea will help you/.
Bill

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 09:13 PM

A web search clued me in on what a cradle boat is. Like Bill, I don’t mean to be snarky, but if you are asking such a fundamental question, do you think it’s wise to be building something that a baby will be placed in? You sure don’t want a tragedy on your conscience, and unless you are very competent in the shop, things could go wrong.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 03:47 AM

A boat baby cradle is just what is says.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 05-17-2017 04:08 AM

A quick search shows a fair amount of information about the subject on the ineternet. This one for instance says Oak and Sapelle Planks. I also see some videos on you-tube. Maybe you can find a better plan. I’m sure in all this information you’ll find a thickness of stock and much more.

https://diyprojects.ideas2live4.com/2016/06/21/build-a-baby-boat-cradle/

http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/2013/05/baby-tender-ii.html

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 05-17-2017 04:20 AM


A web search clued me in on what a cradle boat is. Like Bill, I don t mean to be snarky, but if you are asking such a fundamental question, do you think it s wise to be building something that a baby will be placed in? You sure don t want a tragedy on your conscience, and unless you are very competent in the shop, things could go wrong.

- RichTaylor

Don’t mean to be snarkey but, SERIOUSLY? What a cool project!

A hundred years from now there’s a chance it’ll still be getting passed down. The young wife says, “What’s that honey?” The husband says, “My great great grand father Michaelee built this in 2017. He even signed and dated it. It’s been in the attic since we were kids.” She grins and says, “You should restore it.” He says, “Why? Wait! What?!”

Next thing you know it’s on Antiques Road Show 2217 when it’s a 200 year old boat baby cradle made with extinct sapelle that was wiped out due to deforestation a century ago. :-)

Edit : Oh, wait. Did you think he was going to put it in the water?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 05-17-2017 04:44 AM


Don’t mean to be snarkey but, SERIOUSLY? What a cool project!

Easy sport. I made a valid comment about a novice woodworker building a cradle for an infant, and that accidents happen. I’m not sure what your problem is, but if caring for the safety of a baby is one, pretty sad.

Edit: Edit : Oh, wait. Did you think he was going to put it in the water?

What is your problem?

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#7 posted 05-17-2017 04:50 AM

If I only ever built things I had all the answers to I would have never built anything.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Rich

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#8 posted 05-17-2017 05:02 AM



If I only ever things I had all the answers to I would have never built anything.

- AlaskaGuy

Well, at least you’ve never built a cradle for an infant without having all the answers.

Give me all the grief you want, but if someone can’t figure out how thick slats should be on a cradle, maybe they should wait until they can.

I’m a very easy-going guy on this site but, having raised three kids and with three grandkids, I can safely say that as a skilled woodworker, I’d have never made a crib or cradle for them. There are too many things that can go wrong, and I care about them too much to take that chance.

If you think I’m being silly, check out the government standards.

Do you really think a novice woodworker is up to those?

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#9 posted 05-17-2017 05:02 AM

Don’t mean to be snarkey but, SERIOUSLY? What a cool project!

Easy sport. I made a valid comment about a novice woodworker building a cradle for an infant, and that accidents happen. I m not sure what your problem is, but if caring for the safety of a baby is one, pretty sad.

Edit: Edit : Oh, wait. Did you think he was going to put it in the water?

What is your problem?

- RichTaylor

Lighten up dudes. See the smiley face? I’m being sarcastic. I’m a grandfather too. It’s a nice novelty piece. That doesn’t mean your gonna put a baby in it and walk away. I didn’t mean to offend anybody. Sorry. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Rich

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#10 posted 05-17-2017 05:07 AM

Hey Andy. I don’t know you and I have never had an issue with you, but since you got snotty with me (Edit : Oh, wait. Did you think he was going to put it in the water?), check out this paragraph. Do you want this poster’s child to be one of these?

“A. FATALITIES

Between November 1, 2007 and April 11, 2010, a total of 147 fatalities associated with full-size (and undetermined size) cribs were reported to the Commission. A majority of the deaths (107 out of 147, or almost 73 percent) were not related to any structural failure or design flaw of the crib. There were 35 fatalities attributable to structural problems of the crib. Nearly all (34 of the 35) were due to head/neck/body entrapments. More than half of these (18 out of 35) were related to drop-side failures. Almost all of the crib failures—whether they occurred due to detachments, disengagements, or breakages—created openings in which the infant became entrapped.”

This is serious stuff folks.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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Rich

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#11 posted 05-17-2017 05:12 AM


See the smiley face?

The one after deforestation? Nah, Andy, you were being a jerk.

I’m on this site to learn and contribute, but when I am concerned about the safety of children, and they do die due to mechanical failures in their cribs, and the OP doesn’t have a clue about basic structural issues, that bothers me.

If you have a problem with keeping children safe, I can’t help you.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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Rich

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#12 posted 05-17-2017 05:17 AM


Almost all of the crib failures—whether they occurred due to detachments, disengagements, or breakages—created openings in which the infant became entrapped.”

I rest my case.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#13 posted 05-17-2017 05:35 AM

I think you should research it and build it.

Again Rich, I was being sarcastic and that was a joke. You took this entirely the wrong way. I’d like to point out that this is a cradle, not a crib. The thing you sit next to the chair and rock your infant to sleep. Not a crib. To insinuate that I ….oh , nevermind. It was all about having fun handing down a family heirloom not OSHA standards.

Of course I didn’t think that you thought he was going to put it in the water! I assure you my kids and grand kids are as safe as anybody else’s.

I APOLOGIZE! It’s hard to convey things in a text as we all know. It was meant as a joke. “and that’s all I gotta say about that”

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#14 posted 05-17-2017 05:37 AM

This is the guy first and probably last post here. He was here to try to find the answers and you shot him down. According to your attitude I guess he’s supposed to “figure it out” all by himself without asking question on a woodworking forum. I’m 73, been woodworking for some time. More importantly I been on these woodworking forums way back since “Badger Pond”. In that time I have seen a lot of questions posted about baby cradles. As I see it the guy is just starting his research in to the project. Something I’ve done many times.

No grief intended

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Rich

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#15 posted 05-17-2017 05:55 AM

I take the idea of infant cribs and cradles seriously. I think I made my point clearly and politely in my initial reply.

Andy, you chose that initial reply to quote and used the snarky part. It seemed snotty to me. I have nothing against you, but it appeared you targeted my post and made fun of it. Perhaps that was not your intention and I’m happy to move on.

AlaskaGuy, I’m sorry you misunderstood my comment, and I did not intend to target you, but when I see these beginning woodworkers who want to build furniture for infants, it gets under my skin. Honestly, I don’t feel bad about the OP feeling unwelcome, since I think he was headed in the wrong direction. I did not tell him he was not welcome, I expressed concern about the direction he was going.

If expressing concern about a child’s safety makes me the bad guy, I’m happy to be him.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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