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Project by mpmitche posted 05-28-2011 05:35 AM 2259 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up this baby cradle about six months ago but just realized I never added it to my projects. The cradle is for my son who is now too old to sleep in it. He loves playing in it though and my wife and I hope to have another child soon that will get the chance to use it as well. I blogged about the construction on the site if you are interested in reading more. I got the plans from Jordan boat works and the construction is from white cedar and QSWO. Almost all of the work was done by hand although I did cheat a little and use a friends planner for the cedar; the oak was hand planed.

-- Mike, Western New York





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David LaBolle

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 06:12 AM

That’s a great cradle. Where can I find those plans?

By the way, with a boat for a cradle, the boy’s name wouldn’t be Moses, would it?

And, do you have the link for that blog on the construction?

I like, like, like.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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David LaBolle

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 06:26 AM

I went and looked up the blog links myself. Here they all are all in one place

Baby Tender

Baby Tender: Blood, Sweat, and...

Baby Tender: Skeg Done

Baby Tender: Rockers Almost Ready

Baby Tender: Outer Stem Glued and Screwed

Baby Tender: A Little Finish

Baby Tender: Cutting Plugs

Baby Tender: It's Off to the Molds

Baby Tender: It's More or Less Done

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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Thaqeb Alserhan

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 10:21 AM

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mpmitche

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 03:43 PM

David,

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you found the blog links and hope you enjoyed the build. I got the plans (and hardware) from Jordan Wood Boats at http://www.jordanwoodboats.com/home.cfm?dir_cat=5061. They have several versions of the concept. This is in the middle for ease of construction. As for my son his name is Ben, but we call him N.O.A.H. when he is missbehaving.

-- Mike, Western New York

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mafe

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 05:30 PM

Beautiful cradle, it is really a sweet way to start life.
You should scale it up and make him a bed like this.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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devann

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 07:56 PM

Thanks for the posting this project, better late than never. It is a very unique cradle, and beautiful work you did on it. Your family should be proud of it for years to come.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 05-29-2011 03:39 AM

Great project Mitchell. Will make a nice heirloom.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#8 posted 05-29-2011 03:32 PM

Very nice cradle, will be in the family for generations to come!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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