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Poplar cage-type baby rattle

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Project by delturcious posted 1127 days ago 1326 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine recently added a baby girl to his family, and I wanted to make a little something to send his way. This is based on a plan I found in an old project book, but I used the gear generator from Woodgears.ca to make the layout template for the holes. You could also do it with a compass and protractor, but that’s much more time consuming. Endcaps are circles cut using the table saw sled method, and the rods are simple 5/16 dowels. Don’t forget to taper the pins, otherwise the 2nd endcap is REALLY hard to get on! It probably would have held together fine without the glue since the holes were so tight.

This project is left unfinished since it will probably be gnawed on at some point.

-- Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.





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lew

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#1 posted 1126 days ago

Cool!

I think it was a wise idea to glue it together. Can’t be too careful.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

Wouldn’t coating it in mineral oil or shellac make it easier to clean and less likely to absorb any drool it may come in contact with?

I really like this idea, a buddy of mine has a wee one I just may copy this for. Thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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jeb1974

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#3 posted 981 days ago

Thanks for the inspiration. I made a few for Christmas this year.
Click for details: P006: Baby Cage Rattle

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