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Cradle for my godson

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Project by freddie55 posted 03-01-2014 04:58 AM 900 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first “real” woodworking project completed in late 2011. African mahogany frame and stretcher, curly maple panels and hard maple legs. African mahogany veneer applied to maple panels and raised on table saw. 28 integral mortise and tenon joints done with drill press and chisel. Tenons cut with sled on bandsaw. Finish is sprayed acrylic conversion coating, and fully cured before delivery. cradle swings smooth and quiet with rockler pivot hinges. I bought all my k body clamps during this project. I have evolved greatly since this project, and I would probably alter the profile of the legs. I also didn’t do the best job finishing the round overs of the legs, there is a flat spot. Today, that would not have made it out of the shop. :)

-- I don't always measure once, but when I do, I cut twice.





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 11:52 AM

Very nice cradle Freddie, nice wood choices and I really like the curly maple, beautiful wood. The legs and leg joinery is great, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 12:38 PM

Beautiful cradle, excellent craftsmanship. Great choice of woods, fantastic color contrasts.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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freddie55

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 02:52 PM

Thank you!

-- I don't always measure once, but when I do, I cut twice.

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 03:03 PM

Very nice cradle, great choose of wood and style.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 07:17 PM

Nice pictures, any special lighting used?

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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freddie55

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 07:22 PM

Owen, my buddy snapped these. He dabbles in photography. As you can see all my other photos are from my phone :)

-- I don't always measure once, but when I do, I cut twice.

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 04:52 PM

Very pretty cradle! Cool design, very nice wood combo and the legs are awesome. Great job!

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