Little girl Alivias cradle

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Project by jason64 posted 04-02-2013 01:50 AM 1473 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 04-02-2013 01:57 AM

Great job

-- Todd

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 02:12 AM

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

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 02:53 AM

Totally unique ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 12:13 PM

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 04-02-2013 12:49 PM

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 04-02-2013 01:47 PM

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 04-02-2013 02:14 PM

really nice job

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 09:08 PM

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 04-02-2013 09:26 PM

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 04-02-2013 11:39 PM

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 04-04-2013 01:24 AM

Very artistic and lovely work for a lucky baby!

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 04:14 PM

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 05-20-2013 11:52 AM

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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