|Forum topic by CANDL||posted 11-20-2012 02:34 AM||776 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-20-2012 02:34 AM
This year my wife and I made wooden cars to donate via our local wood working club. That is all well and good but out of the clubs ~1400 donated gifts I think 90%+ were “boy” related … so next year something different.
My wife and I now have 50, yes not a typo 50 of Kohl’s Sock Monk(ey)s … and now we get to build cradles. (We are conning my mother into making blankets and pillows).
So the big question is what to make the cradles out of. I am thinking of using 3/8 to 1/2 inch stock just to keep things about the right scale. ( the monk is 15” by 8” so probably 18-20” long by 10-12”wide)
My thoughts are either a void free plywood or possibly resawing/planning poplar but that seems to be a lot of resawing. Since we will be buying all the materials cost is a bit of an issue, but then again so is time.
The cradles have to be unfinished to abide by child toy safety guidelines.
If you have any experience in this area please chime in.