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Project by ncrumet posted 11-04-2013 11:52 PM 1039 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister recently had her first child, the first of our generation in the family, and needed a cradle for the kiddo. Unfortunately it took me rather long to get the thing done, but here it finally is. Strips are steam-bent cherry formed on a 5-station mold, with solid cherry endpieces, a maple rail and cherry stand with curly maple tenon wedges. The brass is decorative and was kind of fun to learn how to form on the anvil. Glad to have this one done.

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Rick

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 12:49 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 01:38 AM

I really like this cradle ,beautiful work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 04:43 AM

Very nice looking cradle, I am sure it was well received and will be enjoyed for many years to come ! I like the wood combo and brass accents, good choices !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 01:52 PM

Very nicely done. I also like the mix of materials, you did it very well.

Did you follow a plan?

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 01:53 PM

You’ve done a fine job on this. It looks great and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 11-06-2013 03:57 PM

Love the steam bent sides. Very nice work.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 01:28 AM

Very nice build. I love cradles. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 07:14 PM

Lovely and well crafted cradle! Like the beautiful wood and brass combo. It will be a great family heirloom for sure. Great job!

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