|Project by GnarlyErik||posted 07-22-2012 10:39 PM||7006 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my latest – a cradle boat project I have completed for my newest grandchild. Built of Oak, Cherry and Okoume plywood, and finished with three coats of satin varnish. Intended as a rocking cradle, the boat can be converted to a rocking toy by changing the orientation of the rockers in installing a seat, footrest and hand-grab assembly.
UPDATE 4/3/2014: After changing the rockers over from baby cradle to Rocky Boat we discovered the original rockers were a little too short, allowing the ends of the boat to smack the floor when rocked to extremes. Rocking to extremes seems to be the normal for this grandchild, who has only two speeds: 100 MPH or asleep. I was afraid my active grandson would destroy the boat, so I made new ones. You can see them installed and in action here. My family’s heritage is Norwegian, hence the flag.
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!