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Project by Dale posted 12-14-2012 06:02 PM 1463 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cradle made for my neice to give to her first grandchild. Red oak with purple heart accent. Got the plans from an old issue of Wood magazine. Thanks for looking.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 06:15 PM

Nice work, I like th PH inserted in a cpl places as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 06:25 PM

Beautiful cradle Dale.It’s so special to make things for your grand children.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 06:28 PM

Nice job Dale.
You don’t happen to remember which issue of Wood magazine?


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 07:26 PM

Very nice. I found out recently that my oldest daughter is expecting her first. Also, my first grandchild. So, I’m expecting that I will have to build something. I’m also wondering which issue this is in. Thanks.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 07:56 PM

You are such a talented guy! The baby will surely love it.

-- "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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#6 posted 12-14-2012 08:23 PM

Very nice work. Need to make something like this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 08:30 PM

Thanks for the kind words. It took awhile, but I found it. It was a special editon of WOOD called “America’s best-ever woodworking projects & shop tips 2006”, page 72. A lot of great projects in that book.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 12:45 AM

very nice, I did the same cradle for my little one. It has held up nicely, and he loves swinging in it.

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#9 posted 12-15-2012 04:47 AM

Great Lookin Cradle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 04:09 PM

Brought tears to my eyes, I made two of these in oak for my twins while I was in graduate school back in ‘91. They had to stay in the neonatal intensive care for 11 days before they got to lay down in them. Used them for two more children and my nephews since then. Still upstairs in the bonus room.

I’ve kept only 3 woodworking magazine issues over the years since the late 70’s: the first issue of Woodsmith, the first issue of Wood, and the issue of Wood with this cradle on the front.

The twins are in college now, should come home for break today or tomorrow. Thanks for making me smile today.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 01:44 AM

Very well done.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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