The end is in site

ryancousett Woodworking

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

ryancousett Woodworking

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!

ryancousett Nano, Woodworking

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

ryancousett Nano, Woodworking

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

ryancousett Nano, Woodworking

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

ryancousett Woodworking

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 …