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Project by Firemandave posted 04-16-2012 01:45 AM 1203 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Life size Baby cradle I built for our new grandson, the top measures 40×28, it’s made out of Red Oak and clear lacqure gloss finish.

-- Dave Hamm, http://www.hammswoodworks.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 01:47 AM

Great job a beautiful cradle.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Firemandave

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 01:58 AM

Thanks, I learned alot while putting this together, but I’ll do it again and like all projects next time will be easier

-- Dave Hamm, http://www.hammswoodworks.com

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Marcos

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 02:38 AM

Great design. Now you can be close to your grandson all of the time!

-- Marcos, California

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greg48

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 02:11 PM

Dave, very, very nice and congratulations Grand Pa. One small suggestion, in a small inconspicuouse place, write a note to your grandson that he may find many years from now and know that you have always loved him. My grand daughter doesn’t read yet, but she always looks for the hidden notes, prayers, and poems.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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Nicky

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 09:51 PM

Great project and well executed. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. We’re expecting our first grandson soon as well.

-- Nicky

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RandyS

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 02:34 PM

Great job! I really like the style of this cradle and I’m considering building something similar. Is this your own design? If not, can you direct me to where you found the plans for it?

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Firemandave

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 03:49 PM

Thanks Randy, it is a great project, I purchased the plans from Cherry Tree Toys the web site is http://www.cherrytreetoys.com/Baby-Cradle-Plan-P2739.aspx
Also, I did not like the swivel that the plans call for so I used something from Rockler Part number 51243 that web site is http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=4&filter=51243 these worked out great for me but you have to make an adjustment to the cradle stands width and the thickness of the upright where they are installed.
Somthing else, when you start gluing the dowels in the wood pieces you need to sand down the ends of the dowels, when you have a already snug fit and the put glue in the hole it swells the wood and nothing will go together (don’t use a hammer, if you do somthing is going to break).
Hope this helps, let us see your finished cradle.

-- Dave Hamm, http://www.hammswoodworks.com

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