Pendulum Cradle

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Project by BigDaddyOf5 posted 03-27-2016 04:18 PM 1555 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed a cradle project for a couple friends of ours (wife and I) based on plans from Wood magazine. The basket portion is built of hard maple. The frame is of walnut. Cherry stain with Tung oil finish on the walnut. Just Tung oil on the maple. Quite the learning experience. Hard wood is a whole lot different to work with compared to pine.

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 05:47 PM

I really do like this cradle. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-28-2016 04:43 PM

Gorgeous crib!

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

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 10:41 PM

It’s Awesome, they will love it I’m sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 06:22 PM

Beautiful cradle. I like some caracteristic woodworking technics you used.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-30-2016 01:05 AM

Thank you for the compliments. This was definitely one of the fanciest projects I’ve ever worked on. Took a lot of shaping to get all the tapers and curves done right.

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 11:27 PM

really nice looking cradle – your friends are going to love it

-- Greg Simon

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