Wade's Cradle

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Project by AspiringWoodworker posted 64 days ago 692 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 64 days ago

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

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#2 posted 64 days ago

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 64 days ago

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 64 days ago

very nice

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#5 posted 64 days ago

Without a doubt “You did yourself Proud”

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

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#6 posted 64 days ago

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 64 days ago

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 61 days ago

It’s a beauty. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 58 days ago

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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