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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 09:02 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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#2 posted 03-12-2007 12:47 AM
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 soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
#3 posted 03-12-2007 02:23 AM
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.
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#4 posted 03-12-2007 04:17 AM
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://www.dpb-photos.com/
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#5 posted 03-12-2007 05:36 PM
Great looking cradle! I can see a lot of love went into making it.
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#6 posted 03-12-2007 11:04 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.
-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
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#7 posted 04-19-2008 10:30 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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#8 posted 06-12-2008 06:44 PM
Love the work, love the walnut!
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