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This was the first rattle I made on a lathe; it was for my first daughter (now nine). My second daughter is shown here about to chew on it. I had no clue about how to scale it to fit a toddler’s hands. That’s why it’s so dang big. It IS durable, though! It’s rock maple with no finish.

-- Semper fi, Brad





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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 03:34 PM

Nice work, Brad (on both).

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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rance

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 03:43 PM

Nice one there. And the toy is not bad either. Perfect choice of wood and finish(Maple and slobber).

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 03:52 PM

So cute and a great little project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 03:56 PM

awesome, its funny how they like to taste everything at that age. as for size – I think it’s good size even for that age.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Derakon

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 05:11 PM

Definitely better too big than too small! She’ll grow into it. :)

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 05:32 PM

Lets give credit where credit is due. I believe I would be correct in saying someone helped you with one of the two projects. Am I correct????/
btw: Nice jobs on both of them.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Pdl

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 09:36 PM

Not to impune your work, but the rattle is no where near as beautiful as the baby. It is VERY nice however.

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jbswearingen

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 10:11 PM

That’s because she takes after her mom!

;)

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#9 posted 06-27-2012 10:53 PM

Adorable

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#10 posted 06-28-2012 04:33 PM

Great job on both projects, but I’ll bet one was a lot more fun than the other and it took a lot longer to get ready for finishing. :)

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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