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Project by Harold posted 04-22-2009 06:44 PM 2149 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mango is the darker hued wood, Jacaranda is the pale. Construction is straightforward, layed out the cradle on the plywood you see in the first picture, joinery is dovetails and M&T for the cradle box and the slats are then pinned in place with a 1/4” dowel. The base needed to break down to ship so the bottom slats are mortised in and then attatched with screws and the holes will be plugged. Cradle is 15×30 at the bottom, stand is 34” wide and about 40” tall. That’s about it I think, the finish is a srayed satin Deft.

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jleiwig

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 07:04 PM

Congrats, but I see a trip to the emergency room in your future if you keep carving on your leg like that.

-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 07:11 PM

Aloha from Rhode Island. A mere 5000 miles away. Congratulations to the proud Grandpa on both the blessed news and also the beautiful gift you have crafted. The heart at the top of the stand offer such a wonderful personal touch. You have the added challenge of shipping this piece and dealt with that quite efficiently. This is the first time I ever heard of mango wood. It appears to have interesting figure to it. Great work Harold. Best wishes to you and the expectant family.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 08:21 PM

I usually enjoy the topics being discussed and the projects being completed, but sometimes one just needs a comment. One very nice project. I love the different woods used. Also your design, great. I built the basic one you get plans for at many different sites but your little touches, like the hearts, great idea, sure wish I had thought of it before seeing your pics. I hope to be making another next year and I will take from yours many ideas if this is ok. Thanks for the sharing.

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 08:23 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on a soon to be grandpa.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 08:37 PM

From one new grandpa to another, congratulations nice welcome to the world gift. Hope you have as much fun with those grandkids as I have with mine.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 08:38 PM

Beautiful work, and congrats to you, Grandpappy!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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rosewood

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#7 posted 04-22-2009 09:22 PM

Congratulations. i like the design,

Rosewood.

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#8 posted 04-22-2009 09:58 PM

Harold Some beautiful wood, and since I’ve handled a couple of pieces of your mango wood, at least I know first hand what it looks like.

Congratulations and a beautiful job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 04-22-2009 11:35 PM

Congratulations Harold on the Grand Baby! Fantastic looking cradle!

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

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Block

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#10 posted 04-23-2009 01:40 AM

Congratulations. So beautiful.

-- Block

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#11 posted 04-23-2009 01:54 AM

Nice Job. Grandkids are great…. as soon as they are house broken and can communicate (-; \

On cradles I have made that were suspended from the top as yours is, the common comment for improvement was to add some way to stop it from rocking and tilting. Some times the baby rolls or moves to one side the bed tips so a movable locking pin to hold it in place when needed is helpful. I did not see one in your pictures.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 04-23-2009 02:15 AM

Congratulations! Nice work.
There are lots and lots more to make in the future. Toys and other kids stuff. But I am sure you will enjoy them too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Eric in central Florida

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#13 posted 04-23-2009 02:44 AM

Congratulations Harold.
That is one lucky baby!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#14 posted 04-23-2009 11:51 AM

Congratulations on being a grandpa. Thats one great looking cradle.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 04-23-2009 12:01 PM

Beautiful work, you have got a lucky baby.Congratulations

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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