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 am building my first real piece of furniture out of ALL wood. I have made tables, beds and bakers racks, among other things, out of steel and wood with some glass. I have never used nice hardwood and made what I consider fine furniture. I have been working on this cradle for a long time. Not everyday and only a couple hours at a time. I have run into some problems a long the way and have chalked them up to just a learning curve issue. Most could have been avoided with better plannin...
I’ve decided to build a cradle for an upcoming grandchild, and have (pretty much) settled on a glider type. I’ve been bouncing around the web & I’ve noted a couple things. First, there’s no real standard size mattress for these things, although 18”x36” seems to be the most prevalent. Here’s where I get to the”help wanted” part. I’ve noted that a number of LJocks have made cradles, (nice work guys, by the way) some appear t...
Welcome Fellow Lumberjock, I am writing this blog as a testament to the joy and simplicity of working with handtools. Handtools obviously require manual labor. But I am always up for burning off extra calories. Plus, in a handtool shop, I have no noise issues. I can listen to my favorite podcast or the football games on TV (on Sundays anyway). I also have no dust problems and don’t need a dust collection system. I feel it is also safer. The table saw, router, and such can bite ...
September 16, 2011 Our first granddaughter was born today, and although I had thought about it for some time leading up to her birth, other “more important things” just kept coming up, but now that she is here, I am seriously starting to build this cradle and don’t really think it will take more than a couple weekends of hard work. I think she is smiling as she knows that is not going to happen… Problem number 1 arrived unexpectedly as the Peruvian Walnut ...
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I bought the plans for the Baby Tender II in early May, and finally began actual work. I spent a lot of hours over the long weekend, and frankly, it doesn’t look like I did much. But that’s what happens when almost every step is something new… which is why I am trying to build this thing. Well, that and my “expecting” friends might like it too. On with the work! The design comes as 2 sheets of 30×48 blueprints, from which I made many actual-size trace...
My wife and I are expecting our first child to be born in the first part of September. I am going to attempt to build some baby furniture for him. I have never built any baby furniture and would love to get some ideas, suggestions, input from those that have. I think we have decided on building a crib. We haven’t decided on whether to build a convertible crib or just a regular crib. My first question is that when you change the convertible crib into a full size bed, what do you do...
Don had asked that I provide some additional pictures and notes on the construction of the Cradle / Glider that I designed and made. The pictures are posted at Flickr The First cradle was made out of wormy popular. Pictures are not found as of yet. Every cradle that I’ve made my wife said, “I want one.” For the first I cut the parts but never assembled it. The second cradle was made for another daughter. and For the second one I never cut the parts. It was made with ...
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