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Baby Rattles #2: Finished one set, starting some new ones

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Blog entry by Alan posted 2177 days ago 475 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally finished up the first two:
rattles test

And just in time as it seems our friends are all having babies at once.

So I’m trying some others and practicing on the lathe. The two dumbbell shaped ones below are similar to the above two. Still need to be sanded and finished. I read about painting / staining with food coloring so I think I will try that with the lighter one.

more rattles

I also bought some walnut and birch dowels, cut them and hollowed them out with the router. I then filled them with dried rice and beans and glued them up. Next is shaping, sanding and patching any gaps on the seams.



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#1 posted 2177 days ago

Cool!!

I like the idea of rice and beans to make the noise.

I made a couple that had captured rings- for noise- but was always afraid the ring might break and there would be small pieces of wood that could get swallowed.

Thanks for the idea!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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