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Memory box with baby rattles for my grandson

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Project by Ollie Vaughan posted 702 days ago 628 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This memory box is approx. 7” x 12” with dowel hinges & velvet floor. I got on a role with the rattles to fill up the box. This was a fun project. Ollie

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Twiggles

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#1 posted 702 days ago

I would love to see how you did the rattles…that’s an awesome gift idea!

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JSJWood

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#2 posted 702 days ago

I agree, very nice – how DID you make the rattles ?

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#3 posted 702 days ago

The rattles are adorable. Sweet treat for babies’ senses.

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#4 posted 701 days ago

With my first grandchild due in two months, I had to add this to my favorites for stealing! Thanks for the inspiration, I’ve got to get that rocker done and quit looking at other jocks work.

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Ollie Vaughan

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#5 posted 701 days ago

The rattles are not that difficult. Start with a block of wood about 2” sq. x approx. 5” long. Cut off the ends at about 3/4” & drill out the ends with a forstner bit. Drill out the ends on one side & also the block on both ends. I ground a paddle bit round & used that. Insert 4 or 5 popcorn pieces or small fishing sinkers & glue the ends back together. After marking where your cavity is drilled insert into a lathe & turn. You may screw up a rattle or two but it will soon become easy. Hope that is clear enough to explain things. Ollie

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