|Project by kimball||posted 10-28-2010 06:04 PM||1505 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.