Pendulum Cradle

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Project by John Little posted 09-03-2016 01:18 AM 1089 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this pendulum cradle for our first great-grandchild due in October. The first of many hopefully. Combination of Walnut and maple and designed for easy knock-down and assembly so I can ship it to my granddaughter.

-- John Little, ToyMakers of East Lake

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 02:29 AM

Oh boy someone will be very happy, you did big, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 06:42 AM

now your life will be filled with happiness
every day will be full of heart,congratulations
btw,very nice cradle

-- bambi

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 10:56 AM

Realy professional work. I like those laminated surfaces with contrasting wood colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 01:12 PM

very beautiful

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 02:19 PM

very nice cradle …........GRATZ on first grandbaby …...... GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 09-03-2016 08:34 PM

John, this is a very nice cradle. You did a beautiful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 09-04-2016 09:05 PM

Good job.
I hope you put in a “locking” mechanism to hold the cradle in place when it should not rock. As the child rolls over they will tip the bed to one side with out a lock.
Besides the shipping advantage of the “knock down feature” it also allows it to be stored flat and put away for future use. I made mine (3 of them) that way too, and because I had all grandsons there was no intermediate use it as a doll bed. They are now awaiting the next generation… the attic.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 02:54 AM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 07:52 PM

Great Lookin Cradle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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