Wade's Cradle

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Project by AspiringWoodworker posted 02-13-2014 04:03 PM 1129 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cradle I recently completed (3rd in a year) for my grandson Wade who was born last week. Made from Cherry, Maple & Paduak finished with rubbed on boiled linseed and shellac.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 04:11 PM

That’s really beautiful work, definitely an heirloom. I’m sure that your grandson’s grandson will use it some day.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 04:27 PM

You did a real nice job on this, Jeff.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 02-13-2014 04:35 PM

Spectacular. My brother is expecting the first baby of the next generation in my family. I’m workin gon a similar cradle. Don’t think mine will turn out quite as nice as this, though.

Well done!

-- --Shafe

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 04:47 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 04:59 PM

Without a doubt “You did yourself Proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 06:36 PM

Beautiful work.
I too have made several cradles but the disappointment comes in that they are only used for few months. Of course girls use them for dolls later but the boys aren’t interested. Knowing this I made mine so they could be disassembled and stored completely flat awaiting the next child or next generation.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 01:24 AM

What a beautiful cradle! I love the “all wood” design where it pivots.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 04:05 PM

It’s a beauty. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 02:21 PM

It looks great and well crafted especially the joints. Great design, wood combo and finish. Fine work and congrats on the new member of the family.

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