Baby Rattles

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Project by relic posted 01-02-2011 09:58 PM 1606 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of baby rattles that I’ve made. These are made from maple, and are about 6” long, and roughly 1-3/4” in diameter. Its best to keep these as large of a diametr as possible, I read where 1-5/8” was a min, but I could be wrong on that.
I started out with an octogon so I could lay out the small holes, then I cut the top off, bored a 1-3/8” hole 2” deep and put 6 small bells in each one and replacing the top and lined up the grain. 2 coats of bees wax finnish.
Lots of fun to make, and to watch people try and figure out how the bells got in.
Thanks for viewing

-- Andy Stark

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 10:25 PM

great idea relic, I don’t have any small kids or grandkids yet but I will keep these in mind for the future.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 01:21 AM

Some great looking rattles. Nice design.

-- 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 01-03-2011 02:51 AM

Well now we know how the bells got in them. Great job, I need to make a rattle, this easier than what I was planning

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 02:13 AM

Thanks for the comments, yes they are easier than they look.

-- Andy Stark

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