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Project by JayCee123 posted 03-25-2017 05:05 AM 570 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first got involved in woodworking, Norm Abram was just coming on the scene as Americas’ carpenter. He then made his move into his woodworking shop, and I was hook. I couldn’t get enough of his weekly TV shows; I purchased every book he wrote; attend some of his meet n greets; even sent for some of his video tapes with fabrication plans included





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#1 posted 03-25-2017 05:05 AM

When I first got involved in woodworking, Norm Abram was just coming on the scene as Americas’ carpenter. He then made his move into his woodworking shop, and I was hook. I couldn’t get enough of his weekly TV shows; I purchased every book he wrote; attend some of his meet n greets; even sent for some of his video tapes with fabrication plans included :). He was definitely a driving force for me as well as so many other budding woodworkers. This cradle was made in the early 1990’s, from information gleaned from Norms’ shop lessons. The cradle is made from solid Cherry lumber. The glued up panels for the four sides were hand jointed, and assembled using biscuit joinery which was debuted by Norm and just being made available to the weekend woodworker. The joints are as tight today as when first assembled a testament to the joinery system. The piece was finished with several coats of hand rubbed Tung oil. The stand-in for Vanna White is my “much better half” who has been my biggest fan and greatest supporter :) 

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 05:26 AM

That is a wonderful cradle. You did a fantastic job on it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 06:35 AM

Something to be very proud of. The cradle and your wife.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 12:01 PM

Beautiful cradle and model! Cherry… a great choice for it’s beautiful grain and warm look.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 12:26 PM

Very nice cradle, great work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 03-25-2017 02:08 PM

beautiful cradle

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#7 posted 03-25-2017 05:45 PM

Lovely cradle, hope it has been passed down

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-25-2017 06:26 PM

Lovely Heirloom Cradle, good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 03-25-2017 06:44 PM

This is a beautiful cradle and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 03-27-2017 01:58 PM

Thank you all for your comments and compliments.

Members of this site are very kind.

Safe woodworking to all,
Jay

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