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Project by SteveGaskins posted 12-03-2013 11:47 PM 3279 views 20 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I contacted Scott Morrison about a year ago to see if he sold plans to his cradle as we were expecting our second grandchild and my daughter wanted me to build a Scott Morrison cradle. Well, Scott doesn’t sell plans for his cradle, but he was very helpful and answered many questions concerning the build through email. The cradle is built from walnut. The top rail is bent lamination, and the platform is from 12/4 material. The vertical slats join the top rail and platform by using dowels for reinforcement of the joints. There are 20 vertical slats and each one is unique depending on the location. I have 265 hours in the build and I purchased 120 BF of 8/4 and 12/4 walnut combined. I started with a prototype (about 140 hours), but ran out of time (baby on the way) so this cradle is my prototype. I delivered the cradle one day after the little boy made it home in July of this year. Thanks Scott for the inspiration and assistance.

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





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#1 posted 12-03-2013 11:51 PM

That looks incredible. Great job and thanks to Scott Morrison for being open with the helpful information.

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 12:27 AM

very beautiful build steve

congratulations
a real heirloom

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 12:42 AM

Very, very well done, and a great design.

-- Naz

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 01:02 AM

Beautifully done. As fine a cradle as I’ve ever seen bar none.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 01:06 AM

Very unique cradle. Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 01:18 AM

Outstanding cradle Steve.

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 01:33 AM

Absolutely unbelievably beautiful!!!
That is definitely a family heirloom but really belongs in an art gallery.
You are enormously talented!

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#8 posted 12-04-2013 02:05 AM

Stupendous! Cool that Scott gave such help.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 02:29 AM

That is so beautiful. Well done

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#10 posted 12-04-2013 02:49 AM

Lot of talent and great piece.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#11 posted 12-04-2013 02:55 AM

beautiful cradle and wonderful craftsmanship.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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#12 posted 12-04-2013 02:57 AM

That looks like one amazingly clean lined, beautiful piece of work. It will likely be handed down to this baby’s great grandchild. Congratulations.

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#13 posted 12-04-2013 03:20 AM

It always stuns me how much wood gos into a project. Well done

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#14 posted 12-04-2013 04:07 AM

Well done Steve. You’ve created a beautiful family treasure. It will soothe a bunch of babies. Scott’s a good man for the help. I’ve looked at the pictures several times and it is really an outstanding build. I’m guessing you left a bit of yourself in that one.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#15 posted 12-04-2013 04:28 AM

very well done project, and on time for recipient. and hat tip to a professional woodworker not afraid to help a guy, wanting to use his design.

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