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My First Fine Woodworking Project(2006)- A cradle/toybox "Noah's Ark"

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Project by spud72 posted 1729 days ago 4080 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at fine woodworking. When my daughter informed me that I would be a grandfather for the first time, I boldly said, ” I’ll build you a cradle”.

She was decorating the Baby’s room with Noah’s Ark stuff. I set off looking on the internet to see if I could find plans for a Noah’s style cradle.

I found a site with the plans to make this cradle. I ordered the plans and when they arrived, they were photocopies of a project in some magazine. The instructions were very detailed and the pictures were pretty good so I decided to give it a go.

Two thousand dollars layer and set myself up in my basement with a brand new 14” Delta Band saw, 6”X 48” Delta Jointer and 13” two speed portable Delta Planner. I already had a Craftsman Radial Arm Saw and most of the hand tools I’d need.

I surprised myself and ended up with these results!

Guy(Spud72)

-- Guy,PEI





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longboarder

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#1 posted 1729 days ago

That’s very unique!. Nice build. Congratulations on your new Grand fatherhood!!

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savannah505

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#2 posted 1729 days ago

Thats great!!!!! Wonderful job and I bet baby is mighty cute too, hard to tell from angle of picture. Maybe you should line it with straw for padding.

-- Dan Wiggins

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1729 days ago

That’s a great investment! You obviously have plenty of talent for many more projects.
Great project, a forever thing. Great to work with an inspiration.
Thanks for sharing…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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huff

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#4 posted 1729 days ago

That is one fantastic cradle. You did a beautiful job with the build and finish. Congratulations.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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dustyal

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#5 posted 1729 days ago

Oh, so that is what I need to do for new tools… have a grandkid… I need to talk to my daughter about that.
Well done… and I wouldn’t give the tools the credit. Super unique gift that will be around for years and years. Unless it gets “flooded” too often? Nicely crafted and finished.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Karson

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#6 posted 1729 days ago

That is a great build. And a nice place to put the baby when crying. (sorry about that)

The design and build looks great. The family looks happy together.

-- 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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Kerux

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#7 posted 1729 days ago

That is awesome. Cradle’s don’t last too long but that one sure will, and I’m sure it will be used for many generations to come.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1729 days ago

Really looks great! You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for sharing.

god Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Don K.

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#9 posted 1729 days ago

GREAT looking work…simply amazing !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1729 days ago

Hey Guy
pretty spectacular first project great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Herbiej

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#11 posted 1729 days ago

Very nice. How did you bend the bow? Does the super structure come out, or is it hinged for the toy box/ cradle conversion?

-- Acts: 2:38

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1729 days ago

Nice job. Now that you are set up, what’s next ? :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Marian Neagu

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#13 posted 1729 days ago

It’s a great job. Thank’s for sharing.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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Innovator

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#14 posted 1728 days ago

Unique it is, very nice job.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1728 days ago

Beautiful! Great job, Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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