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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 08-29-2018 01:31 AM 369 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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08-29-2018 01:31 AM

It’s for my son
I am building a crib
Now the dilemma is should I cut this piece of figured maple for the wood to build it
Or is this piece more valuable as a whole
I know you can see the figure in this piece
Thanks
Scott


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 02:21 AM

The way I see it is that its going to something valuable so the wood will be even more so.

Cut it. You can always get more

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Clarkswoodworking

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#2 posted 08-29-2018 02:36 AM

An that’s the truth!!
Scott

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TravisH

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#3 posted 08-29-2018 02:41 AM

Personally I wouldn’t use it but we found no use for a crib. I have three kids and we might have used the crib for grand total of 7 times. Best case scenario it gets used 2 years then it will be taken down and stored in attic unless needed again.

I would rather build something that would be seen daily and displayed year round.

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Andybb

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#4 posted 08-29-2018 03:26 AM

;-)


Personally I wouldn t use it but we found no use for a crib. I have three kids and we might have used the crib for grand total of 7 times. Best case scenario it gets used 2 years then it will be taken down and stored in attic unless needed again.

I would rather build something that would be seen daily and displayed year round.

- TravisH

I’m not passing judgement until I see it tomorrow up close. We are building two of these. One for my nephew and one for his son. I know what you mean about how much use a bassinet will get but it’s what he wants. Plus it’s an opportunity for us to try stuff we haven’t done before like mortise and tenon on angles and building something really nice from a local Washington maple. Should be fun. In my family there are 6 kids in their 20’s and 30’s so the plan is to pass it around over the next 10-15 years.

He is committed to building the bassinet. https://youtu.be/6SoK9JPwudU. His question is genuinely only about the wood.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Clarkswoodworking

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 03:40 AM

They want 5 kids ?

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