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Project by kimball posted 1370 days ago 1353 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I looked at a lot of crib designs and studied different pictures of all that I could find. This is not a copy of any one. I took the best from the best and made it my own. It is made from European beech with Mesquite wedges. The wedges did not get any poly as the rest of the crib did (3 coats). I sanded the wedges through 2000 grit and waxed them because I was afraid that the poly would chip or wear out.

This was my first attempt at a wedged through mortice to receive the stretcher. I made the mistake of trying to chop all of the waste from one side and had to repair the blow out on the other. So I now know to be more careful in the future.

The hinge pin is cut from a 3/4” brass rod and the washers and end plates are cut from a 1 1/2” rod. I polished all the brass on a 6” grinder fitted with a cotton buffing wheel and jewelrs rouge. Black, brown, white then red.

This one is for my neice’s daughter and as of this writing, I have to build one more for a nephew. Whew, glad we have a small family.





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#1 posted 1370 days ago

Wonderful looking crib very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1370 days ago

Just got the material to start on my second one in the last four months that is similar to yours. You did an outstanding job with this project!

-- Big G

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#3 posted 1369 days ago

Great Lookin Crib

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 1369 days ago

I like this type of crib. I saw an antique one in lake Como, Italy a while back that I would like to try and build when I find the time (I took photos).

Something like this can become a family heirlume. Our oldest daughter married into a family that ships the family crib to each family member who is about to have a new child. This has been going on for many generations and I think it is a great tridition.

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#5 posted 1354 days ago

Two more family pregnancies and now I have to build two more heirlooms. This time I will avoid some of the problems I had with the first one. I had some nasty tear out on the top of the 4” radius of the footboard that I had to make a “Dutchman” for. This time I will use two bitts, a top bearing bitt and a bottom bearing bitt for my pattern routing. That way I can rout in two directions and avoid all of that swearing time.

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