Cherry and Bubinga Cradle

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Project by PistolPete posted 02-06-2012 12:09 AM 1143 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the cradle I made for my daughter who’s due in a few weeks. Given I am under a time crunch and the boss (wife) made a few design changes at the last minute, I went for all out speed on this one. Slats are all joined with biscuits and the ends are screwed and plugged with bubinga. The rockers are joined with sliding dovetails. This was my first time using sliding dovetails and working with bubinga, two firsts that should not have happened at the same time. I ruined a piece of bubinga and it killed me…but you live and learn. Overall I’m happy with how it turned out…and so is the boss.

-- Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -Henry Ford

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 12:15 AM

very cool, i love the overall design. and congradulations!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 12:16 AM

Quick build or not this is a great rocking cradle.nice wood and cool design,very well done.

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 12:26 AM

Looks really nice, congratulations, being a father of a little girl, I can tell you your in for a wild ride.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 02:07 AM

Nicely done ! What a lucky little girl. Welcome to LJ.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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