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#1 posted 11-25-2008 04:06 PM
Did you turn allthose spindles?
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#2 posted 11-25-2008 04:11 PM
Was your wife trying to tell you something? :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#3 posted 11-25-2008 04:12 PM
I have to admit that I did buy the small spindles but I did turn the end post. All is glued with biscuits and dowels. There is no metal at all except the brass knob on the stop pin.
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#4 posted 11-25-2008 04:17 PM
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#5 posted 11-25-2008 04:28 PM
These are really nice cradles. It doesn’t matter that some of the spindles were ‘bought’. The craftsman had to put them together into something useful and beautiful. They’re the inspiration I needed to start the one I’m building (Friday after Thanksgiving). I like the fact there are no screws or other fasteners. Well done!
Are you sure your wife was talking about the cradles (“make two as easy as one”)?
-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter
#6 posted 11-25-2008 06:29 PM
The two for one was inspired by the fact that my son had a boy and two months later my daughter had a boy also.
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#7 posted 11-25-2008 11:28 PM
Can you give me a little Tech Specs Please?
What kind of Wood was used?
What kind of Finish was used?
How many Coats of finish:
It’s really nice, I like them a lot.
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#8 posted 11-26-2008 01:50 PM
All white oak, 4 coats of poly, lite 220 grit sanding on the first 2 coats and 0000 steel wool after 3rd coat.
Thanks for the positive comments.
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