Baby Mobile

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Project by Waldo88 posted 11-24-2015 02:44 AM 1197 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Mobile I made for our very, very soon to be son #2.

It is made from walnut laminated around a maple core. Maple is from some old reclaimed elementary school gym floors.

I shaped it with a spokeshave, rasp, angle grider, and orbital sander.

Finish is Danish oil and furniture wax.

I used hemp cord to string it. Knots are inset tightly (I left tails so that they could one day be removed if needed). Hemp cord has virtually no flex and stores torsional energy well. Even just blowing on it causes it to spin for a minute or two, put forth some effort to spin it and it goes for quite a while.

The things hanging are little stuffed critters from Ikea. The beads add visual interest and balance the weight.

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 12:39 PM

That’s a nice piece ! Keep up the good work.

I’ve had an idea for a mobile banging around inside my head for a while. Maybe someday…

-- My reality check bounced...

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