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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 09-25-2012 08:12 PM 1887 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a new customer that wanted a cradle rocker. I had never seen one and she sent a picture of one that was just a box and little rocker. I said Mr Google start searching and this is a U-Bild it plan. I sent for plans and this is it until she brings the color stain she wants.It is all doweled together .Just hoping the dowels have enough strength using 1/2 inch.
Cradle is Alder dowels are poplar on account I dont do the lathe

-- Grandpaj





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Det

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 08:19 PM

Very impressive. I have been contemplating building a cradle for my grand-daughter. This one intrigues me. I may have to give it a try.

-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 08:33 PM

That’s lookin good. The alder looks great and should stain up real well. it’s an easy plan to follow if you take your time.

Nice piece.

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 08:46 PM

Nice cradle rocker!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 09:05 PM

Sweet piece of furniture. Very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 09:48 PM

Nice cradle rocker and a nice

design

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 10:15 PM

nice job….sam maloof made one once upon a time….google him

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 11:13 PM

awesome cradle.my wife walked in the computer room as i was looking at it and said thats about the most awesome thing she’s seen and she wishes she known about it when our daughter was little.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 12:00 AM

Nice cradle!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 12:28 AM

You did a great job on this! Now you have me motivated to build one for my pregnant daughter (but I need to hurry-only 3 weeks til the baby arrives).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 01:04 AM

Way cool, super work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 01:20 AM

Thanks to all .

-- Grandpaj

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#12 posted 09-26-2012 01:01 PM

LOOKS GOOD GRANDPA!!! is there a trick to figuring the curve for the rockers?

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#13 posted 09-26-2012 01:32 PM

Well done, great idea!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 01:33 PM

That’s very kool Gramps. Rock-a-bye baby, and the rocker too… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 04:37 PM

kizerpea
the trick is what I did I bought the full size plans from u-bild it .com
Full size drawings .Thanks for comments

-- Grandpaj

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