Baby Cradle

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Project by cpt_hammer posted 12-24-2007 01:28 AM 2435 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a baby cradle that I made using plans from a Woodcraft kit for my daughter. I modified the plans to fit a standard cradle mattress. I used primarily pine (due to my wife bugging me) while the spindles were oak from the kit. I had both grandfathers help with the construction and we each signed it on the bottom. Since little one is now too big for it, we use it as a cradle to hold all her stuffed animals in her room.

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#1 posted 12-24-2007 02:16 AM

That’s gorgeous! Those stuffed animals will be sleeping well. It’s great that you and your grandfather both signed it. When your daughter uses it for her kids it will be even more special.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-24-2007 02:25 AM

Great Job. And nice to have the signatures for ever.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-24-2007 02:49 AM

Very nice and a great heirloom with the signatures, the finish looks great can’t tell it’s pine after finished. Well, done.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#4 posted 12-24-2007 04:12 AM

Very nice cradle Cpthammer. I recall a guy years ago that used to engrave his SS# on all his work and tools. I wonder how hes making out in this age of identity theft? Hmmmm

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 12-24-2007 04:46 AM

Very nice. Maybe you will need it for another one sometime?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 06:57 AM

Hi cpt_hammer;

Great job with the cradle. Great idea having the signatures of all involved.

By the way, welcome to lumberjocks!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Matt Vredenburg

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 04:45 PM

Nice job on the cradle. Very nice.

-- Matt, Arizona

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