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Project by WRH posted 01-30-2012 11:01 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend came to me the other day and said his daughter was having a baby. He wanted to know if I could make a cradle. After giving it some thought I said sure. I had never made one, so it was new to me. As you know some times it takes longer to figure angles and make the jigs and pattens than it does to make the project. I made pattens of all the pieces out of 1/4 inch plywood. The wood I used was pine. The finish was a cherry stain, with six coats of laquer.

-- Bill // New London NH.

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 11:11 PM

That’s wonderful Bill I bet your friends daughter will love it.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 12:36 AM

That’s a good looking cradle that any baby would be quite content to be rocked to sleep in.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 01:38 AM

Very nice! I have made smaller ones for dolls, like yours. I like the heart cut out. I just may copy that next time.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED!"

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 02:36 AM

Thats great, very well done the design looks wonderful…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 06:22 AM

Very nice job on the cradle. Looks like you and I came up with the same cradle plans.

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 03:36 PM

Very nice Love the design did you design it? I did one and desiged it was I think the hardess project I ever did. Keep up the Great work. Nice finish work.

-- Marty Ohio

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 03:56 PM

I didn’t design it. I must admit I copied one that I had seen. Cutting the pattens and figuring the angles was the hardest part. I am still trying to find that niche that I can do when it’s time to retire.

-- Bill // New London NH.

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