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I built this cradle a few months ago, but it was not “satisfiable” at that time. My oldest daughter made the final touches to it and now it is perfect
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#1 posted 10-02-2012 12:08 AM
Beautiul project! BOTH of them.
Congrats and a great build on the cradle.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#2 posted 10-02-2012 12:38 AM
Looks like you and your daughter did great! Congrats grandpa.
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#3 posted 10-02-2012 12:40 AM
Very nice cradle, Grampa!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#4 posted 10-02-2012 12:51 AM
Nice cradle, grandpa! My oldest daughter is expecting her 3rd child in December. Thought about making a cradle for her, but haven’t seen any that I like very much. Yours is the nicest I have seen. Did you design it or get plans from somewhere ???
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#5 posted 10-02-2012 01:02 AM
I love the cradle and CONGRATS grandpa. My second is due in 25 days.
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#6 posted 10-02-2012 03:14 AM
Very nice, great finishing touch. If my wife’s Great x4 grandfather hadn’t built our current cradle I’d have been working on one for my son who is due in a couple weeks.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse
#7 posted 10-02-2012 03:55 AM
mcgbanker: It is my own design, I posted the original previously, so you can see it in better detail, by searching in my older posts. I am particularly fond of the cross brace I used.
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#8 posted 10-02-2012 06:27 AM
Sorry to say, but I think the “final touch” maybe overshadows your grand effort, nice try, but mother nature will always win handsdown,Congrat’s GranPa ::: ))))Pete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#9 posted 10-02-2012 10:19 AM
I agree with peteg, that the ‘final touch’ perhaps overshadows your effort. That being said I think the ‘Cradle’ is Gorgeous and that you did an outstanding job!! Oh, by the way we have 8 grandchildren!! Congratulations Grandpa!!
Thanks for sharing…...........Both!!
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#10 posted 10-02-2012 12:06 PM
Beautiful project and the cradle looks great too!
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#11 posted 10-02-2012 12:10 PM
I noticed that there are more pics of the grandkid than there are of the cradle….are you trying to say the kid is cooler?I agree! Congrats! (Great job on the cradle, by the way….)
-- No matter where you go, there you are!
#12 posted 10-02-2012 03:54 PM
I would not have put the cradle in the picture at all except “degoose” gets a little testy about stuff like that. My Mom has 8 kids, 17 Grandkids, & and a whopping 38 Great Grandkids. She has never seen them altogether at one time. But it would surly be a news worthy photo.
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#13 posted 10-02-2012 04:53 PM
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#14 posted 10-02-2012 09:56 PM
It could not get any more perfect! Well done!
#15 posted 10-03-2012 04:50 AM
I looked at the older post, lizardhead. I agree that the bowtie cross brace is quite nice. Excellent work that I am sure will be cherished for many years to come.
Nothing like grandchildren to keep one occupied in a woodshop!
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