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Project by lizardhead posted 837 days ago 917 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our first Grandson is due to arrive sometime the first week of Sept, I am about to burst with anticipation, I thought I would take my time and build a real nice cradle, but once I started I could not stop, so it only took me 5 days to complete. These pictures are taken during the final coat of finish. The wood is of recycled Mahogany door jams, and the bowtie brace between the legs is a piece of African mahogany, which I had to purchase.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az





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Tedster

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#1 posted 837 days ago

Nice work… lucky grandson! :)

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 837 days ago

That is very very nice. You did a fine fine job on this. I especially like the bowtie brace.

I pray that you find a way to keep working with wood. You make beautiful pieces.

By the way, nice back yard! Looks like you are truly set up for great pool parties!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 837 days ago

Nice job, and congratulations Grandpa.

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

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Skiedra

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#4 posted 837 days ago

Will all the love you put in this cradle it could not be better!

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lizardhead

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#5 posted 837 days ago

Jay: Thanks for the kind words, and for sure we have 3-4 pool parties a year usually about 30 people. We just did a Cinco De Mayo party. We served a large variety of Mexican food. For you folks that don’t know about Cinco De Mayo (5 of May) is the Mexican Independence Day. It is heavily celebrated here in Arizona by all.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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IndianJoe

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#6 posted 837 days ago

I like the looks vary good work and fast

-- Nimkee** Joe

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sedcokid

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#7 posted 837 days ago

What a great project to make this for “The New Baby” I am sure that this will be handed down from generation to generation. Great Job!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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terry603

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#8 posted 837 days ago

nice,lioke seeing things youknow will be in the family for generations

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 837 days ago

Wow, that is a beautiful cradle, Dave. A real family heirloom!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 837 days ago

First off Congrats to you guys!!!!!! Very fun!!!!

Great jpb on this it willmake them so happy to see this work of art. I really like the cross member on the bottom. Great work…....

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 836 days ago

Congratulations for the grand father to be. Hope you will keep surprising us from time to time with some beautiful projects like this one. Good luck for the baby and the baby’s familiy.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 821 days ago

Beautiful job on this cradle.

And congrats on the grandfather gig.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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