Cherry Doll Cradle

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Project by Gerald Thompson posted 08-28-2018 03:12 PM 302 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cradle is finished with Waterlox OSF. It was made by Susan, my wife of 52 years, and me. Susan reads drawings and I have never been able to.
It will be shipped to a little girl in Rapid City, SD who is the granddaughter of life long friends. They have no idea it is coming.
The quilt used for background was handmade by Susan

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 08-28-2018 04:38 PM

Very cool it is fun to surprise people with a hand made gift.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 05:12 PM

Having a very crafty Wife myself I see that you’re proud of her, and that is a good thing.

I’ve always thought the covered cradle was the nicest of places for an infant, or a baby doll to lie sleeping, and that one looks very nice. Hats off to you both. I expect it will be a very much welcomed surprise to the recipients.

That is one of the coolest win wins I’ve seen in a long while.

Congrats to you both for that, and thank you for posting this for all of us.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 07:38 PM

That looks awesome Jerry. You going guys did a great job. I’m sure the recipient will cherish it for years to come. What a nice gift.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 08-28-2018 11:00 PM

You and your spouse did a stellar job on the cradle….It looks great, and the fit and finish is stupendous….I really like the shape and size….Reminds me of a Shaker-style cradle….The little one is going to get rocked to sleep a lot…..!!! And your friends are really going to be surprised…..And what a nice surprise it is…..Way to go…!!

And tell your wife she did a stellar job on the quilt as well….My wife quilts, and I’ve seen all kinds of patterns, and hers is beautiful…..!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 04:21 AM

Nice Doll Cradle Jerry !! Will be a happy little girl that gets to rock her dolls in that. Will be several generations that will use it.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#6 posted 08-29-2018 07:00 AM

Jerry that is a classic. You and Susan have made a true family heirloom.

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#7 posted 08-29-2018 02:19 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 08-29-2018 02:40 PM

nice job jerry

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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