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The Swinging Cradle
A wonderful heirloom-quality project that keeps on giving
6: Cut the contours on the posts (B), stretcher (C), sides (D), headboard (E) and footboard (F), using your Bandsaw. Sand all of these cut edges using your Drum Sander or Disc Sander.
7: Assemble the feet to the posts with glue and 1/2" dia. dowels (P). Sand the ends of the dowels flush with the outside surfaces. Tip: Scrub off the excess glue with a wet rag. This works better than chiseling or sanding it off once it’s dried.
8: Assemble the basket
by attaching the sides (D) to the headboard (E) and footboard (F) with
glue and #10 x 1-1/2” flathead wood screws. Use a 3/8” bit
to counterbore the screw heads 3/16” below the surface and plug
these holes with 3/8” dowels. You can use a Plug
Cutter to make your own plugs from matching wood.
9: Cut the cleat strips (G & H) to size and mount them to the inside of the cradle with #8 x 1-1/4” flathead wood screws.
10: Cut the bottom (Q) to size and bevel the two side edges. Sand all edges smooth.
11: Make the spacers (M) by first resawing 3/4” stock down to 3/8” thick. Draw the 2” circles on the stock and drill the 3/4” holes. Cut the washers on your Bandsaw or Scroll saw and sand the edges. Set aside.
12: Make the pivot
pins (J) and the pivot lock pin (L). The pivot pins (J) are made from
3” lengths of 3/4” hardwood dowel. The caps to these are turned
on the lathe using the screw
13: Make the wedges (N) for the post and stretcher joint. These wedges are cut to fit and should be centered and fit snugly with a tap from a mallet.
14: Finish sand all sub-assemblies
with a fine grit sandpaper, then apply a non-toxic finish of your choice
such as Preserve Oil (link to 521246 in on-line catalog).