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    A couple of cradles...

    These were built for my two daughter-in-laws a while back.
    One likes dark wood and the other light...

    So one got a walnut cradle.
    Simple BLO finish with a bunch of coats of WOP.

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    And the second got a curly/birds eye maple one.
    This one was finished with 100% tung oil and a few coats of wax.

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    Sorry about these second pics.
    Can't beat building furniture for family...


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    Those came out beautiful. I bet you have a couple of really happy Daughter in laws

    So are the grandkids born yet??
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    Another wow moment. Fantastic
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    Beautiful work, Gary!
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    well done gary,, i should go check my specail stash of wood,, you might have slipped in to get some of it nice wood and completion of projects..
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    Both look great. It is hard to pick a favorite.
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    your work is inspirational.
    Your shop cabinets are probably the nicest Ive seen anywhere.
    thankyou for sharing your work.

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    Both cradles look beautiful, Gary. They're a couple of heirlooms, for sure.
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    Fantastic job on the cradles and an even better job on wood selection. Those look great!
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    I agree with all of thee above!

    Usually, I Would lean towards the Walnut, but the Maple and your work Really makes it a winner.

    Bruce
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