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Blog series by Andy123 updated 03-26-2012 03:01 AM 6 parts 18589 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Stuff for the babies 1.

09-09-2011 12:56 AM by Andy123 | 2 comments »

Well, I found out I am having twins in April. So, I’m using this blog series to document all the things woodworking I’m going to do to get ready. If I can find some crib plans I like, I’ll be making a set. What other things do you thing I should make? Maybe a wooden rattle, that might be fun to figure out how to make.

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Part 2: Inspration and cut list.

09-14-2011 05:12 AM by Andy123 | 2 comments »

Well, I was looking at crib plans and photographs for inspiration over the last few days. I could not find anything I liked, until I found inspiration on this site. From http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30892. Thanks Scott Smith. I like the contrasting woods and the simple design. I then found a plan in Google sketchup with thicker rails and bars, which I like. I made up a cut list and made some design changes. I am thinking walnut and paduk, or maple and walnut/paduk/purple heart (if theyR...

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Part 3: Wood selection

11-19-2011 01:45 AM by Andy123 | 3 comments »

Well… I haven’t made and entry in a while. I’ve made a cut list and compared prices in Eugene, Oregon. Emerson Hardwood/Crosscut had the best prices. I made a detailed list of what wood I needed, in common thicknesses and widths. All I needed was laid out down to the last detail. I had my list in hand and I drove the 1.5 hours to Eugene to get my lumber. When I got there, Emerson had the widths I needed, but not the lengths. Crap! I had to redo the lumber list all in my hea...

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Part 4: Delay in the action.

11-29-2011 10:25 PM by Andy123 | 0 comments »

I got four commissioned cutting boards today. I was planning on spending time in the shop to work on the crib, but I like money too. So I will be working on that. No, update this week.

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Part 5: I've done a lot. With Photos!

03-18-2012 07:21 AM by Andy123 | 8 comments »

Well… Where to start? Well I haven’t posted at all about the crib, because this is the first time I could feel like I could. There was a lot of complications with the pregnancy. My wife had to have enutero surgery on her placenta before the girls were born. And they were born pretty early. The girls are still in the NICU, but doing great! The doctors could not be happier about their progress. Their names are Emma and Lily. On my last blog, I finished the the tenons. Then I mov...

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Part 6: It's finally together!

03-26-2012 03:01 AM by Andy123 | 3 comments »

Well, today was the day where I got it together. It still needs mattress support, but I can bang that out in an hour. I had my dad, the girls’ “Papa,” help me out. Over the course of about two two-hour sessions we did a lot. We had to mark and drill for the dowel pins in the rail sections. I made a quick jig out of a piece of 1.5 inch x 3/4 inch maple scrap and two small pieces of scrap plywood. It matched the thickness of the rails sections and it had the plywood section...

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