Little girl Alivias cradle

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Project by jason64 posted 383 days ago 924 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my real first projest with my wood steamer. As normal i went a little over board. every pice but five are bent cut some crazy shape or lets just say not straight.The five straight pices are 5” long,LOL. This projet was a test for me but it turned out pretty good. I just hope owr new arival likes it as much as I do.

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#1 posted 383 days ago

Great job

-- Todd

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#2 posted 383 days ago

Straight or not that is certainly a very beautiful cradle you have built.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 383 days ago

Totally unique ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Beautiful cradle, love the design. I think it turned out great, love the two woods for contrast. This will be an heirloom, for sure.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#5 posted 382 days ago

Beautiful cradle and very unique. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 382 days ago

You definitely kept the steamer busy! That is an amazing piece and would drive me crazy making all the curves come together. It’s unfortunate that they’re only in there for a short time. I guess you could either keep having kids, or keep it in the room as decoration :-)

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#7 posted 382 days ago

really nice job

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#8 posted 382 days ago

Thanks for sharing this cradle project. It is really nice and unique.

I am finishing up a cradle for my 3rd grandchild who is due on May 5th, 2013. I will share when it is finished but I want you to know that you did a really good job on the bentwood cradle.

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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#9 posted 382 days ago

The design is astonishing and unique. Keep up the good work! That is a spectacular and outstanding wood working.

-- "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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#10 posted 382 days ago

Nice build, especially with steam bending. I would like to see a few close up pics of how the cradle is attached to the frame.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 381 days ago

Very artistic and lovely work for a lucky baby!

-- Candy is dandy and rum may be fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#12 posted 380 days ago

That’s a marvelous cradle! It’s unique and very appealing, beautiful wood color combo. She’s lucky to have it and it will be a great family heirloom.

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#13 posted 334 days ago

To sreveGasskins i think i got that right, i dont have any pics of it now but i took a sholder baring with a 3/8” hole in it drild the fram so the bering sliped in to the sholder tight. I then used 2 srews to hold in place, and depending on the cradle it varies but basicly i make a glide rocker baring out of it. On this one i used a button bolt tight to the cradle with a washer then a sleeve to the baring then a sleeve thak fit though the frame with the hole being bigger than the sleeve so it moves freely and then a washer to cover the hole but just off the fram with a acorn nut to finish it off. On others i have done basicly the same thing but driled abig enough hole for a bolt head under the sholder baring and then you dont see the bolt head if you have thick enough pice to do it. I hope this helps. Sorry it tolk so long ive been in prep mode not a lot of time for enet.

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