The end is in site

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Crib left to do I’ve almost got the crib finished. So much so that I’ve put together my final to do list. There are still a lot of hours left but it’s feeling doable now.  Done | Task | time ——|—–  | Router edge boards | 1 hour  | Sand slats | 2 hours  | Cut slat spacers | 3 …

Help from friends

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Last weekend the Halls came to visit. They helped out for hours (I was in the shop from 9am until 10pm!). It’s great to have woodworking friends I could bounce some of my ideas and problems off of. They helped me figure out the best way to join the sides together to make this crib convertible into a toddler bed …

First Cuts!

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Wow! I’ve cut the first boards! I started with the vertical posts and side rails. Basically the big pieces. What can I say, it’s either that or the 30 slats. and the slats are rather daunting. Here are the first boards I cut and a couple of the first glue ups for the thicker vertical posts.

Parts list for the crib

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Recently I shared the plans I’ve put together for Nano’s crib that I’m building. Before I could start, I put together a parts list for cutting the wood.   Slats 26 – 24″ x 1.25″ x 0.25″ (front and side slats) 12 – 32″ x 1.25″ x 0.25″ (back slats) 1 – 24″ x 7.375″ x 0.25″ (front fat slat) 1 …

Crib for Nano

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I’ve decided to bite off one last big woodworking project before our new baby (we call him Nano for now) comes. His crib! It’s a big undertaking. Probably the biggest piece of furniture I’ve made yet. Anyway, I’m looking for advice on the design before I dive too far in. Using SketchUp — the free and powerful CAD alternative — …

wooden ring holder

Ring holder

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This ring holder was made out of mahogany. The bottom was cut from a 1x plank and the spindle was cut out of a turning blank. Unfortunately, the two woods had a major visual contrast so I added a copper braided loop to set them apart. The copper braided loop was made from copper beading wire. Three strands were twisted using …