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

Postby zilch » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:29 am

I bet it smells nice while working it too.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby E-lad » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:16 pm

zilch wrote:I bet it smells nice while working it too.


Yeah, it smells vaguely of root beer.
On almost every board there are curls across the grain and the clear finish really made them pop!

Here's Beth ready to transfer our pattern onto an end post:

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She also cut the contours with the band saw and we cut the mortises and tenons by hand, just for the fun of it.

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Notice that she is finishing that mortise using a right handed mallet left handed.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby zilch » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:27 pm

How is it that Beth doesn't look a day older than the last time I saw her? Unfair.
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Re: We Built a "Vintage" Cradle for the New Grandson

Postby E-lad » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:59 pm

zilch wrote:How is it that Beth doesn't look a day older than the last time I saw her? Unfair.


Haha...yeah these girls have a way of staying young looking, though sometimes a pack of hair coloring is all they need!
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