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Project by gbear posted 03-11-2007 at 01:48 PM 1717 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cradle which I recently made for my step-daughter. It is made entirely of walnut.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA





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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-11-2007 at 02:02 PM

I love it! I’m a big fan of black walnut. The base looks substantial, that makes it safe. Nice job.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 at 05:47 PM

Very nice cradle Did you turn the spindles?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gbear

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#3 posted 03-11-2007 at 07:23 PM

Karson, I didn’t turn the spindles in the sides instead opted to use walnut dowels. I did shape them somewhat so that they are a little thicker in the middle than on the ends. Also, I did turn the knobs at each end of the top which hold the cradle in the stand. The cradle you made is outstanding and obviously required a lot more work and planning.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Don

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#4 posted 03-11-2007 at 09:17 PM

gbear, this is very nice. Love that Black Walnut! All of these cradles will help me with the design of the one I’m about to build.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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oscorner

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 at 10:36 AM

Great looking cradle! I can see a lot of love went into making it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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fred

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#6 posted 03-12-2007 at 04:04 PM

gbear – I hope you had as much fun making the cradle as I did for my grandaughter. It gave me great pleasure in making it. We are going to make a little brass plaque and put in on the stretcher with the name and birthdate. When it goes to the next grandchild then it is passed down with another plaque.

Great job.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Mike Shea

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 at 03:30 PM

i love this cradle it is great. looks like a pretty challenging piece. and the walnut is a great wood of choice one of my fav’s

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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Thom

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#8 posted 06-12-2008 at 11:44 AM

Love the work, love the walnut!

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