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Rocking cradle for one year old granddaughter

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Project by chad posted 03-28-2015 12:03 AM 1455 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used Scott Morrison’s design for his maloof style rocking cradle. I had to reduce the size by 30 percent. Which made already tricky bends a little tougher. After several attempts and some advice from some real woodworkers got it done. Hope the granddaughter and her dolls enjoy. For more details go to knottyalder.com

-- Chad, Utah, knottyalder.com





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#1 posted 03-28-2015 01:19 AM

No doubt that is beautiful work and NO doubt your grand daughter and her dolls will love and cherish it for many years to come.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 02:43 AM

very, very nice rocker

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 02:52 AM

Wow!

A great piece Sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 06:45 AM

Excellent work! I can believe that the curves were tricky to do.

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 08:23 AM

Very nice.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 09:34 AM

stellar work!

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#7 posted 03-28-2015 02:12 PM

You did a wonderful job on this piece. I bet it will be around a long time and passed down

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 02:23 PM

If you made this wonderful rocker you are a very real woodworker,great job

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 04:55 PM

beautiful rocker – well done

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#10 posted 03-28-2015 07:31 PM

Truly a work of loving art.

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 10:41 PM

beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 03-28-2015 11:50 PM

Wow! That shows some serious skill on your part. A beautiful rocker/cradle.

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#13 posted 03-29-2015 03:05 AM

This has been a bucket list item of mine for several years (full size model) You did a great job on scaling this down to child size. A beautiful piece that should last many generations.
I know that Scot uses bent lamination for the top rail of the baby section of his rocker but it looks like you did yours in 3 sections each from one solid piece of wood. Care to give any details on how you joined these pieces.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#14 posted 03-29-2015 04:35 AM

To see more details go to knottyalder.com

-- Chad, Utah, knottyalder.com

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#15 posted 03-29-2015 01:48 PM

I must say Chad, that is one of the most outstanding Rocker Cradle builds I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. I have three grandsons, but if I had had the good fortune of having granddaughters as well, I would have certainly attempted what you’ve so expertly accomplished. To say we are all thoroughly impressed is an understatement.

Of course, after seeing this, my wife wants one regardless.

Excellent work. Thanks so much for sharing.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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