another cradle

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Project by jason64 posted 12-23-2012 02:53 AM 2081 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle for another cousin, and there first child. she said shed like red and white and smaler than the one i made for her brother. So i used cheery and hard maple and i used a basenet mattress. i bent all the legs by cutting 1/4” strips they glueing them togeather clamped in a mold one at a time. this took the most time, then i like the look i got from alternating plug and pice wood types.

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 03:03 AM

This is a wonderful cradle ,great build.

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 12:40 PM

Nice job on your build, could you share the hardware you used to connect the cradle to the stand? Just finished one myself and just went with dowels glued in place. It wasn’t my best choice but the one that matched the repaired piece I was working on. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 01:31 PM

That is beautiful, well done. I really like the design.

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

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 02:57 PM

nice looking cradle

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 01:31 AM

Gorgeous! I really like your choice of wood and the design.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 02:08 AM

What a beautiful cradle! I love everything about it. This is definately an heirloom to be passed down for many generations.

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

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 01:09 AM

the first cradle i made i just used brase bushings and stanless steal rod. but on this one i took a 3/8” sholder baring with a blot and nut . i drilled out the cardle side so the baring sat down on the sholder and on the leg side i put another brass bushing that the bolt slides in with a brass nut and washer on the out side. I like this method better, basicaly i made my own glide rocker baring, and it worked out good. i would post a pic but i didnt take one and i already gave it away. i hope this helps

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 01:14 AM

Great Lookin Cradle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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