Cradle for 1st Grandchild and then some

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Project by Tom Pritchard posted 01-20-2011 02:59 PM 1630 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has to be one of my favorites. I made this for my first grandchild, Then was followed up with two more. The third child is still using it today. Soon to be moving out. As you can see this project is made of walnut. Material was given to me from a friend. I received the plans from “Free” As expected, this cradle swings and has a locking plate that secures the swinging. I was very pleased with the finish. I used “General” products to do the finish.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 04:27 PM

Nice job Tom, I really like the locking devise. I made a similar cradle a few years back and wish I would have known about it then. Looks great, a real family heirloom.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 05:07 PM

Looks great, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 07:16 PM

Good looking cradle. Very nicely done. Congratulations on the first grandchild. I built a 4 in 1 crib for my first in June. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Tom Pritchard

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 07:32 PM

Thanks for all the great comments.. Yes this has already become a family heirloom. I know there are other great projects I’m already looking forward to making. Such as a bunk bed with desk for the boys and some kind of special bedroom item for the granddaughter.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 08:07 PM

I definitely like the locking mechanism. Seems like every cradle would benefit from having one.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 04:09 PM

Then it can go on to the next generation. Very nice job. I know a Darryl Pritchard. He works in the motion picture industry. Any relation?

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