Grand Daughters Crib #5: Routing in the carvings

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 10-15-2008 02:09 AM 1791 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Routing legs for panels/Beading the legs Part 5 of Grand Daughters Crib series Part 6: Making the crest rails/Starting assembly »

Yes,,,,,,,, I said routing in the carvings. I’d much rather carve something by hand, but I’m quickly running out of time. I took a piece of 3/4 FC walnut scrap and made a routing template the correct size. I’ll use a plunge router to rout out the area needed for the carvings. I purchased the carvings out of cherry, but they will color and match the rest of the walnut just fine.

Here’s the template all set up and clamp in place ready to go.


I made the routing template a little small so that I would not get into the bead work that is already done. So that leaves a small amout of clean up by hand shown below.


Here’s a couple legs already routed and cleaned up for the carvings.


And here is what they look like in place.



The carvings are not attached just yet. They will get a little pre-color work done on them to match the walnut before they get attached.

Working hard to get done Addison Rose, Love Grandpa

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 02:16 AM

Les, that looks great and this is a great blg. Your grandaughter will cherish it for years to come.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-15-2008 03:08 AM

Great job, Les. As always the effort and detail you are putting into this is simply superb. I am sure it is nice to simply relax and work on a project that you are free to put whatever effort and detail that you want into it. Although I do realize that you are working under a time constraint.

I can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-15-2008 03:16 AM

Les A great job. Interesting concept.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-15-2008 06:11 AM

The crib looks even better each day—amazing. Thanks for keeping us posted. Can’t wait for it to be finished!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 10-15-2008 03:23 PM

Wow! I love what you have added. It really adds a lot to the legs! I’m getting so excited to see this finished!! Went to doctor yesterday and no progress from last week, so it looks like she’s going to take her time. Love you dad!

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#6 posted 10-15-2008 09:38 PM

It keeps getting better and better. Nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 10-18-2008 01:45 PM

Les, you are doing some spectacular work on this project. Your daughter and granddaughter will love it. Keep up the great work and I, like the others, can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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