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Project by TaybulSawz posted 10-29-2013 09:56 PM 632 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Baby Cradle
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Latest project for my New Grand Daughter. Maple and 3/8” dowels. LOTS of em!!! LOL!!!

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!





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#1 posted 10-29-2013 11:16 PM

nice job

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 12:53 AM

very nice!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 02:28 AM

Nice looking cradle and good workmanship.
Having made several my self I found there are two problems with cradles.
First they are not used for very long; 3 to 6 month and if the child is not a girl who can put her dolls in it the cradle it is put in the attic or passed on. Of the ones I made I designed them to be disassembled and folded flat for long term storage.
Second is that there needs to be some way to prevent it from rocking (lock it in place) when you don’t want it to rock. That is especially true as the child gets old enough to roll over and they end up trapped on one side of the cradle. I would not leave a child unattended in a cradle of this design for that reason.

-- Les B, Oregon

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TaybulSawz

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#4 posted 10-30-2013 02:49 AM

LesB, All good valid points, and even though the pics don’t show it well, if you’ll notice on the ends of the rockers, there’s a pivot point an on the inside of the rocker there’s a pivoting piece that in fact does allow the cradle to be locked in a Non-Rocking Level position. You are correct about the lack of use after about the first 6-8 months, but I figure the Granddaughter CAN and wll use it for her dolls and Possibly if stored in the attic, for her daughter.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 06:22 AM

Great job!

-- Hopefully, these gifts shall last much longer than I

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#6 posted 10-30-2013 06:27 AM

Further thought: long loved is better than long used. A gift of love is not determined by length of use as much as deepness of appreciation

-- Hopefully, these gifts shall last much longer than I

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#7 posted 10-30-2013 08:07 AM

Wow looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-30-2013 09:36 AM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 09:36 AM

Beautiful work and design!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 05:05 PM

I still can’t get over the fact that I did’t make a cradle when my boy was born, there is never enough time…. It doesn’t matter if it is only used a few months by one baby, it’ s something that can stay in a family for generations. She will be proud to know you built this with her in mind for such an important time in her life. I’m sure the mom will love it too, I know we would have loved to have a rocker to soothe our little guy during those first months. Great work!!!

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