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Project by Greg Sherman posted 12-11-2017 03:30 PM 1094 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Lumberjocks
Just wanted to share a few pics of the cradle that I made for my granddaughter Quinn. Most of cradle is made from Beech with the exception of the bottom rockers which are made from Spruce. Personal touch added….The Spruce tree was once in front of my daughter’s home in CA but was removed for a major landscaping project. Lots of compound angles in this project. Finished with a Tung Oil Finish.
Thx
Greg

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 03:58 PM

WOW, well done. That is some beautiful wood you used.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 03:58 PM

Nice tribute to a tree once living outside there home. What technique did you use for figuring out the compound miters? I need to make a serving tray with angles. Thx, great job.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 12-11-2017 07:30 PM

This cradle turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Greg Sherman

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 07:35 PM

Angles—I use Google Sketch up for items that require some close tolerance or things of that nature. Still had a little trial and error/small adjustments going on during final fit up.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 12-11-2017 08:34 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-11-2017 10:32 PM

That’s a beautiful cradle—I’m sure the little tyke will love it! (Or at least mom and dad will….....!)

...What technique did you use for figuring out the compound miters? I need to make a serving tray with angles. Thx, great job.

- Ken90712

Ken, Tommy Mac has an episode on this very subject. He makes a “Magic Block” that, once made, allows you to set your tablesaw to the correct compound angles without any measuring or use of protractos.

Here’s a link to the episode teaser.

He also has a Season 1 book, that should be available at your local library, detailing how to make the magic block. I had a link to a YouTube video I was all set to post, but the link is no longer active. You still may be able to find it, if your Internet search skills are better than mine (read not very good…....!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 12-11-2017 11:03 PM

Thx I thought he did one but quick look I did t find it. I will look further thx so much. Appreciate it

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

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#8 posted 12-12-2017 01:01 AM

Wow, that’s really pretty! Nice work!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 12-12-2017 12:18 PM

Nice cradle, wood looks awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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kipibenkipod

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#10 posted 12-12-2017 06:37 PM

I didnt know beech can look like this. Very nice.

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Greg Sherman

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#11 posted 12-12-2017 10:12 PM

My first project with Beech… Had no idea of the grain and figuring results.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 12-13-2017 04:42 PM

Thx, that helps. I found an article and video on making the magic block. Takes all the math out of it and very accurate. I’ll try it this weekend. Appreciate all the help fellow woodworkers.

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

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