sleigh style bassinett stand

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Project by cloakie1 posted 08-27-2011 11:21 AM 1535 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project due to the immenent arrival of our son in a few weeks ,so the pressure has been on to get finished.My mother has had the wicker bassinett for years and it did have a stand, but it disappeared somewhere in it’s travels so time for a new one.
My wife found the design on the web and decided that was what she wanted, so I was commissioned to down tools on all other projects and get this done. It is made from southern macrocarpa that i have been sitting on for a few years.It is made to be colapsed into four pieces for easy storage when not in use. All the joints are mortised and tenoned using slot morticer and a radial tenoner at work. The dowel I machined on the spindlemoulder and then dumped it on the lathe to turn the spigets. I first machine a groove while the stock was still square to take the vertical and then made a spacer to fill the groove while I finished machining the dowel. I just have to plug the screwholes and then give it a final sand. I will be staining it when the stain arrives in on Tuesday and then lacquered. This is the first trail assembly and I’m very pleased with the result so far. I will post pic once the finishing is completed.
Thanks for looking.

Comments and critics most welcome.

Now to clean out the shed and get started on the next project…baby’s cot. Will keep you posted.

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#1 posted 08-27-2011 05:38 PM

Good start on getting ready for your new apprentice, I am sure he will appreciate having a nice napping
place, and it looks like your resident nap expert has OKed it also. I am sure that bottom shelf will come in
handy for storing many items. I had to check your location when I saw that fire burning in the wood stove,
it is a little warm here for fires right now, Averaging around 90 degrees. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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