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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 03-04-2012 05:28 PM 1750 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine who was stationed in Hawaii with me while in the Army is having his first child this week and I wanted to make him something special. He loves surfing and owns over 20 boards and over the last year he has gotten into woodworking too. So I thought for a while and came up with a baby mobile with little surfboards.

It was a great little project because I used all little scraps laying around the shop. I tried to use as many different woods as I could (especially ones from Hawaii).
Hanging and balancing each piece is actually much easier than you might imagine. This if definitely an easy project and I recommend it to anybody looking to make a special gift for somebody having a baby. It doesn’t really matter what you hang from the arms.
In the second photo, the woods from left to right are: maple with walnut and purple heart, cuban mahogany, pheasant wood, narra, koa, walnut, maple with koa, mango with purple heart, and curly maple.

I’ll post a short blog on how to make it later today.

Thanks for looking!

-- Create something everyday.





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RichardMu

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 11:25 PM

Great job. I like the assortment of woods. Should make a great gift.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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SamuelP

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 12:30 AM

I like this a lot.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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