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Project by coop108 posted 11-29-2009 07:46 AM 1542 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made mostly of Maple with Walnut and Purpleheart accents. Used a couple rare earth magnets to hide the pivot hinges. Wanted to make something special for my first child. Biggest problem was my woodworking skills were slower than his desire to wait for his due date. He got lots of use out of it but spent first couple weeks in a pack and play.


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#1 posted 11-29-2009 08:03 AM

Very nice craddle ,good work Coop

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 08:29 AM

Congratulations on the new addition to your family and oh BTW beautiful work on the cradle!

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 03:33 PM

Tell me more about the rare earth magnets in this application? I am building cradle also

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 05:33 PM

Welcome to LJ. Great project nicely done. you should be proud, for the project and the addition to the family

-- Marty Ohio

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 03:18 AM

I used pivot hinges and magnets from Rockler. I wanted to hide the hinges but still have access to be able to disassemble the cradle for storage. I made the end accent pieces fit like a box lid. I epoxied two 3/8” rare earth magnets flush to the surface of the accent pieces. In the support legs I recessed two 3/8” magnet washers held in place by small screws. So far it has worked out great. Hope this helps.


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#6 posted 04-11-2010 06:20 AM

great job on the cradle

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 07:16 AM

Beautiful work! That’s a very clever use of magnets, too.

What did you finish it with?

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