|Project by Bill Hall||posted 06-04-2009 05:20 PM||1880 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Tonight is delivery night…of the cradle that is. My sister-in-law is about to pop and bring another bundle of joy into the world sometime between now and the end of the month. I saw this cradle in Wood Magazine a year or two ago and have been waiting for the right opportunity to build it. I modified it a bit from their design. I opted for biscuit joinery instead of through-tenons. Regretfully, I made a few mistakes with the biscuit joiner that left me making patches. I repatched one area 5 times before I got it to look ok. I need some practice on doing that better. Anyway…it’s made of cherry and finished with 3 coats of amber shellac. I took the time to make mdf templates which will allow me to make more of these in the future with a bandsaw and flush-trim bit. Man that is handy, though scary on some of the more intricate parts. I’m building a router table extension now, so next time I can try flush trimming on the table. Hope you enjoy!