|Project by jusfine||posted 11-02-2011 12:40 AM||1730 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I built this hopper shaped cradle for my daughter’s first child who was born September 16th, 2011.
Decided to use as many hand tools as I could, and still ended up going with the Leigh jig for the compound joinery.
I did struggle with the dovetails, mostly the fit of the angles, and detailed this in the blog with more photos and some of the issues I dealt with.
Peruvian walnut was my lumber of choice, the carcass rests on a breadboard style base which holds the Congolo Alves rockers in dovetailed slots.
The project was finished with Fiddes Hardwax Oil, which is easily applied and finishes with a low sheen.
And it looks like we have at least one small person who enjoys it…
If you have any questions, I would be glad to answer them, especially if you are trying to make a similar cradle – maybe I can help avoid some wasted time.
Thanks for looking!
-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."