I cutout the shape using 1/4” oak veneer. The height clearance seems adequate to fit over the baby and overall, I like the shape. The 1/4” veneer may be too thin to use as a routing template (it’s closer to 0.2”), so I may have to make a second template with 1/2” MDF or something a little thicker so the flush trim bit has a better surface to ride.
New baby means new project. The wife wants a new baby gym. I could buy one of those cheap fabric one from Target or make one. Luckily, the wife is letting me make one. I found one I liked on Etsy and drew one up to make. Ideally, I’d like to design my own, but with the new baby, there’s less time. The design The dimensions The holes are to hang toys from it. Next step is to cut the template. I’m leaning toward using the template to route out the forms. I...
Hello, my name is Jerry, I’m retired and live in the country with my wife. I ‘very much’ consider myself a beginner furniture maker. This is the third cradle I’ve made – this one is for a Great Grandson. There are no metal fasteners in this cradle. This cradle is made from trees I cut from our property, eastern red cedar and elm – both considered trash trees. I have a small bandmill which I use to saw the trees into something I can us...
I finally completed the Crib, have it assembled and it is in use. I got a couple questions about the mounting hard ware. The side pannels are removeable. They are supported by Mortise and tennon joints and a screw from the side pannel will lock into a threaded insert along the corner posts. I wanted to conceal as much hardware as I could, and the open part on the side pannels will be capped. The matress frame attaches directly to the corner posts to threaded inserts at four different...
I started this project when we found out we were expecting our first kid. After shopping and not finding anything I liked for the money so I set out to design my own. I wanted a crib that could be broke down and stored when not in use. I bought roughsawn red oak from a local mill an hour from my house. There were a couple things I tried in this project I have never tried before design wise. After trying them, some of those expiriments will not happen again. I tried to make it all part ...
I started this project when we found out we were expecting our first kid. After shopping and not finding anything I liked for the money so I set out to design my own. I wanted a light design and could be broke down and stored when not in use. I also didn’t find many other ideas out there so I hope this may inspire some more ideas. The idea is while he will still be nursing several times a night he can sleep safely next to the bed but not in it. I Used Red Oak and Walnut scrap...
See HERE for completed project Recently, I bought a Grizzly bandsaw. One of the reasons I decided to buy a bandsaw was to re-saw lumber for use on a scroll saw. The scroll saw was my first ‘tool’ that I bought, and before, I was limited to purchased plywoods for my scroll saw cuts. I was quite surprised at how much wood can be obtained from a single length of wood when re-sawn. It will definitely expand my creativity for such projects. Outlined is the first such project ...
Well, as some may have seen, I recently finished building a bassinet for my upcoming child. Well, on Friday morning at 7:23 AM, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Maddison Sierra, who weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz., and was 21 inches long. Below I’m posting a link to some pics of here as well as posting a pic here. Pictures of Maddison Sierra
Times, they are a changin’. Our newest addition is here – a healthy girl born yesterday. I have, of course, pictures on Flickr and a blog post at my personal site. I even have my first video uploaded to Flickr! Head over to the Gradin.com blog to see the updates.
Northeast Georgia is already into the mid-90’s and sawdust just seems to cake onto everything now. My shop is not air-conditioned, though I do have a window fan that helps a bit. I say shop, but really I just mean “the place where my tools occupy floor space.” It’s the garage, and actually just a storage location at that. We’re planning to do some major work out there, but I’m running out of time. My wife and I are expecting a baby girl this November an...
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