|Project by Karson||posted 01-01-2007 12:20 AM||1946 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I made a couple of doll cradles for Christmas 2006. I was concerned about the corners so I tried out my new finger joint jig to make the corners. The cradles were made out of Cherry resawed to 1/2” thick. This was also my first production run of my new resaw blade. I highly recommend this blade. It’s from Laguna Tools and it is carbide tipped. My blade is 1 1/4” wide and they cost $1.10 per inch. One of the members of the woodworking club sent his back to the factory for resharpening and they said it was defective and sent him a new blade.
If I was to make the cradle again I would change the proportions a little. The rockers seem a little large for the cradle size. So I would be make the cradle wider and longer or the rockers smaller. The rockers are 18” long and the cradle base is 8 X 18. The cradle portion is 7” at the top and 5.25” at the base.
I made a pattern out of plywood and used a bushing in my router table and a carbide spiral bit to cut all of the curve shapes in the sides, ends and rockers.
I used biscuts to attach the rockers and the cradle to the base. I used #10 biscuts with a #0 cut in the base and a #10 cut in the edge of the rockers and the cradle sides and ends. I didn’t want to cut #10 in the base because it almost cuts 1/2” deep and I didn’t want to go through to the other surface.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †