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We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby E-lad » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:17 pm

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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby BaldySlaphead » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:20 pm

Good work Froggie!

But this is just going to confuse people who think atheists eat babies.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby vms » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:24 pm

You built that? You got talent. Is the mallet to knock the kid out if he/she won't fall asleep? :)
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby zilch » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:50 pm

The heart-shaped openings to pour off the excess fat are a nice touch.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby E-lad » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:46 pm

vms wrote:You built that? You got talent. Is the mallet to knock the kid out if he/she won't fall asleep? :)


Actually, note the lateral stretcher. It attaches with two black walnut wedges that stiffen the frame. The little hammer can be used to tap the wedges in on assembly.
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The whole thing can be taken down and the pieces stored in the cradle body. She's made of PA Sassafras.

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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby rufustfirefly » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:57 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby Stoned Immaculate » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:47 pm

Whoa. Color me impressed! What a great gift that will be cherished for many years I'm sure.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby BeamStalk » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:19 pm

Amazing Froggie. What a wonderful present.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby zilch » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:22 am

Yep, putting stuff together with wedges is classy. I have a little workbench I built that way, and it's been in constant hard use for twenty-five years now, and still going strong.

I've never worked sassafras- is it like ash?
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby E-lad » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:04 am

zilch wrote:Yep, putting stuff together with wedges is classy. I have a little workbench I built that way, and it's been in constant hard use for twenty-five years now, and still going strong.

I've never worked sassafras- is it like ash?


I'd call it red oak lite. Denser than ash. It's the color that is so impressive. It is rather like chestnut. The finish is clear so the shades of brown show up. The pictures don't do it justice.
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