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Project by pineknot posted 2358 days ago 757 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Came across these pics and thought I would post my first project while I’m sitting here at my office wanting to be in my shop. I made this one about 8 years ago from clear pine, poplar and oak. I think the finish was a golden pecan stain with a semi-gloss poly and several coats of paste wax.

Just finished another one not long ago tht was cherry and oak and forgot to take pictures of it before I shipped it out.

-- Phillip -- Molino,Florida "I didn't cut it too short, I'm just making changes!"





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2358 days ago

That looks great. I also looks like you can lift the cradle off the stand? That could come in handy at times.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2358 days ago

This is a nice cradle. It is something that can be passed on to future generations.

Thanks for sharing

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tomcat1066

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#3 posted 2358 days ago

Very nice. If my wife and I decide to have another one, I’ll have to be sure to pick your brain on the design ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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pineknot

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#4 posted 2358 days ago

Thanks for the kind comments.

Gary – Yes it does lift off the stand. I looked for quite a while to find a design like it and never found one. So I came up with my own.

Tomcat – Just let me know. I designed it myself and have the dwg’s in Autocad. I can export to whatever you need.

-- Phillip -- Molino,Florida "I didn't cut it too short, I'm just making changes!"

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2358 days ago

That ought to serve several generations. Nice work.

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Critterman

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#6 posted 2357 days ago

Great looking cradle, the initial on the bottom is a great idea. Very nice work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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