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Project by lew posted 508 days ago 1324 views 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend and co-worker gave me some very old “old growth” pine. He was renovating his pre-Civil War home and the boards had been put up, at some point, to wall off an area in the house.

Used the same pattern as the previous cradles (Woodsmith) and made all of the parts (except for the accents of Walnut) from the pine. Spindles were turned without the aid of any duplicating device.

The pine was extremely dry and brittle from years of heat in the home. It was also very soft. The boards were not planed and a lot of the beautiful patina was lost to the sizing operations. I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the original patina came back during finishing. No effort was made to hide nail holes, worm tunnels or other defects.

Finish is just several coats of clear, semigloss Minwax poly.

I imagine he will be a grandpa one of these days, so I hope it comes in handy.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 508 days ago

That is a work of art! Beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Karson

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#2 posted 508 days ago

Beautiful job Lew.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 508 days ago

You have brought that old pine back to life! What an excellent looking crib! I love the warm look of the old pine. It’s just so perfect in every way and stands out like fine art! Nice job on this project.

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

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DogwoodTales

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Great job on all that turning. Looks beautiful!

-- Ray, www.dogwoodtales.com, Cincinnati, OH

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Tom Godfrey

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#5 posted 508 days ago

Excellent job and as someone said a work of art. Great job on turning all those spindles. Not sure I could make that many they still looks like the first one.
Do these sell for you or is this for friend or family?

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Marpintero

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#6 posted 508 days ago

Beautiful job lew. Congratulations, the the baby sleep tonigt…

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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Sam Shakouri

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#7 posted 508 days ago

Congratulations. I award you Long Time Top One project.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 508 days ago

Wow ! That’s a real beauty Lew.
Art & Function combined to create an heirloom !
One of the nicest projects I’ve seen in a while !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Napaman

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#9 posted 508 days ago

wow…super nice…really love the router details…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 508 days ago

WOW, great job. Love the creativeness that you have in all your projects, especially this one. The skill and craftsmanship is 2nd to none. Love it

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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deon

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#11 posted 508 days ago

Elegant work. Great design

-- Dreaming patterns

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 508 days ago

Gorgeous, would make any baby proud.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#13 posted 508 days ago

All I can say is WOW!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Roger

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#14 posted 508 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous, Lew. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 508 days ago

Beautiful work, Lew. That turned out great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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