|Project by LumberingWoodworker||posted 06-30-2013 11:53 PM||3001 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
Baby Tender II Cradle Boat with Modifications
I made the cradle and my wife made the mattress and side bumpers for an on the way grandchild. We delivered this gift today and they were completely surprised.
It is based on the “Baby Tender II” plans I purchased from Jordan Wood Boats (http://www.jordanwoodboats.com). Great people to work with! I received the full sized plans in less than a week after ordering them.
Since I had already milled a bunch of 1½” x 3/16” thick strips of redwood (cut with rabbets) I used them for the sides instead of cutting new lumber for the planks. Another deviation from the plans is I used ¼” mahogany plywood for the bottom vs. the planks called for in the plans.
1) Redwood (strips and transom cut from 2×6 construction grade lumber—straight grain with few knots).
2) ¼” Mahogany Plywood (used for bottom only).
3) 3/4” thick walnut for breast hook and stem knees and ¼”x3/4’ for gunnels.
4) 1/8” thick strip of white ash laminated to bottom of rockers.
Side note: There are plenty of minor errors in craftsmanship but I am still satisfied with the end results.