Cherry Cradle for Grandson

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Project by jack1 posted 1900 days ago 1302 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was quite a challenge with all the angles. I lucked out and didn’t ruin the wood (cherry is very expensive here). If you brought the rocker all the way over to the end of the rocker and let go, it seemed to rock forever. The top acted like a pendulum to keep it going. Although you can’t see them on these pictures, I also etched a wandering ivy design on some of the faces.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 1900 days ago


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1900 days ago

Very, very nice. Can’t wait to see you Grand sleeping in it.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#3 posted 1900 days ago

Thats a real beauty. You did the Cherry proud!

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

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#4 posted 1900 days ago

VERRY NICE I made the same one fun project brian

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#5 posted 1900 days ago

Very nicely done. I understand what you mean by the challenge with the angles. Sometimes this woodworking makes me wish I had paid more attention in Geometry class.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 1900 days ago

Another beautiful project….will have to age to appreciate…LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#7 posted 1900 days ago

You did your grandson proud. Very Nice

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1900 days ago

Hi Jack,
I am gonna save those photos,
next time i have grandchilds i will know for sure what to do
its beautiful, i likes that, and thanks for sharing,
have a happy weekend my friends,



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#9 posted 1900 days ago

First rate work the cherry found its way into some talented hands. Pleasant dream grandson….Blkcherry

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#10 posted 1900 days ago

Well done Jack.

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#11 posted 1900 days ago

Beautiful!! A family heirloom for sure. Was this made from a particular set of plans or did you design it yourself?

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#12 posted 1899 days ago

I got the plans from a friend. They did include full size drawings of which I used those that had the curves to be cut on the bandsaw. The rest of the cuts I did were on the table saw or jig. I’m not comfortable with templets since the time I tried some that were printed wrong. I like to measure (a few hundred times…) and then cut. ;o)
If you are interested, I’ll email you the company name.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 1890 days ago

very nice! 真棒!

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