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    Smile Cradle from new grandpa

    I'm gonna be a new grandpa in March!

    This is the first of many projects for my first grand child.
    An old fashioned pine cradle.
    It is golden oak oil based stained with four clear coats of special semi gloss urethane.
    Not sure where I'm going to put the tag yet.







    More Pictures:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28272480@N04/sets/

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    Last edited by Dave Trask; 12-23-2008 at 01:35 PM.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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    Dave Thatís a mighty fine looking Cradle.Really a good finish on it.
    Congratulations on that new one.
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    Wow, looks great, and congrats on the promotion
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    looks good and the tag could go right at the end there where the bottles go that way the yougun can look up at it every day and see that grandpa made it for her or him...
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Thanks, your compliments mean a lot to me.

    Larry that's exactly where my wife and daughter said to
    put the tag ....so that's where its going!

    Funny, I was lying in the intensive care unit three weeks ago wondering
    if I was going to get this done by Christmas. but by the grace of god
    and a little will power there it is!

    Merry Christmas folks!
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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    Wonderful gift!
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    What a great family heirloom Dave, I'm sure it will be appreciated for generations to come.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word ďboo.Ē Ė Robert Brault

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    That's fabulous Dave!! Congratulations on becoming a grandfather and on building what's going to become a family heirloom for a first gift.

    cheers

    John

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    Congratulations on becoming a Grandpa, I predict that your gonna like it. The cradle looks great and it will be cherished forever I am sure.
    And a Merry Christmas to everyone
    Chuck
    Last edited by Charles Hans; 12-24-2008 at 04:15 PM.

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    Hi Dave,
    Very nice looking cradel. I like that style. I did one a cpl years ago for a friend. It had the vertical railing. a mortising nightmare.
    You did a good job. Now you just need to learn to change dipers...
    Reg

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