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Childs Toy Pendulum Cradle

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Shape the Parts Continued
Drawing of entire cradle
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Bench with table saw
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Marking template with pen
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Use the template to mark the profile
on one face of the sides (B) along
the top edge at each end. Use a
straightedge to draw a line
connecting the profiles.

Shape the Parts Continued

4 Bandsaw and sand the blanks to shape. Using a 3/4" Forstner bit and centering it on the marked hole location at the top of each blank, drill a 1/4"-deep hole to receive the cradle dowel. Now, rout 1/8" round-overs on all edges except the bottom, where shown on Drawing 1, and sand the routed edges smooth. You'll drill the 3/8" counterbores later.

5 Cut the sides (B) to the size listed in the Materials List. Referring to Drawings 1 and 1a, bevel-rip a 1/4" groove 1/4" deep and 1/4" from the bottom of each side piece on its inside face to receive the bottom (C). Then, bevel-rip a 15° angle along the bottom edge of both pieces, where shown.

6 From 1/4" hardboard, cut a 2 1/2x5" blank to form a profile template. You'll use it to mark the profile on the sides (B), and later the supports (E) and the stretcher (G). Make a photocopy of the full-size profile pattern in the Free Downloadable Plan. Adhere the pattern to the hardboard with spray adhesive. Bandsaw and sand the template to shape. Then, drill a 1/8" marking hole through the template where shown on the pattern.

7 Refer to Drawing 1 for the location of the profile on the sides (B). Then, using the profile template, mark the profile on the side pieces, as shown in photo. Bandsaw and sand to the marked lines on each piece. Rout 1/8" round-overs along the top edges, where shown.

8 From 1/4" hardwood plywood, cut the bottom (C) to size. Now, finish-sand the ends, sides, and bottom to 220 grit.


Continued on page 4:  Assemble the Pieces

 

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Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

As a convenience to allow you to view this free woodworking plan before downloading it, we now offer a page-by-page review. If you like the plan, you'll find a Click here for a free downloadable plan link on the last page of the plan. The downloadable plan will have larger, easier to view illustrations than the online preview.

5/24/2012 08:13:22 AM Report Abuse
jurey2 wrote:

You go to the last page and download from the "download free" link

2/21/2012 12:18:06 AM Report Abuse
tamanno2905170 wrote:

A&CFiend - Thank you sooo much. I really wanted to make this for my granddaughters doll. God bless

12/25/2010 08:53:12 PM Report Abuse
gatto.uae wrote:

Nice one

12/24/2010 03:02:21 PM Report Abuse
RunnerDuck.com wrote:

I made this cradle for my grandaughter for Christmas. I thought the plans were pretty good and easy to build. I used several MDF templates and a pattern bit in my router to make things the smae. Here's a picture of the finished cradle complete with some Marquetry I made for it. http://www.runnerduck.com/images/cradle4.jpg

12/23/2010 10:22:21 AM Report Abuse
andyleec49 wrote:

Very easy to download. You made a grandpa happy and happyer grand-daughters. Thanks again.

10/30/2010 01:57:45 PM Report Abuse
decan wrote:

Went to the last page "Time for a finish" and clicked on: click here for free downloadable plan, and it worked just fine, took all of 5 seconds! Thank You

10/7/2010 08:28:13 AM Report Abuse
bfisher wrote:

took about two minutes to download and print, never have had issues when I follow the directions and my job has firewalls and all kinds of blocks, thanks Wood, ssg fisher

9/30/2010 03:18:40 PM Report Abuse
roninkc wrote:

Go to the last page of the instructions (Time to Finish)you will find a link to the plans there.

9/30/2010 12:18:49 PM Report Abuse
binkys.woodworking wrote:

Plans down loaded fine, with my PC! Good project for Christmas!

9/23/2010 05:25:30 PM Report Abuse
blackdaan wrote:

Downloads just fine. You must go to the LAST PAGE and below the finishing section you will find in blue the "click here for free downloadable plan". If you have a windows operating system click on that with the RIGHT button and tell it so save link as... change the file name if you wish but alwasy end it with .pdf. You must have Adobe reader installed. It's free at Adobe.com Dan

9/18/2010 10:39:32 AM Report Abuse
mikeshu60 wrote:

I couldn't d/l it either until I opened the file and then saved it. Now I have it. thanks

9/16/2010 06:02:15 PM Report Abuse
Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

If you're having trouble with the download use the link in the copy above: Need help downloading plans? For step-by-step instructions, use the link below. The links and downloads work on our end. Each free monthly plan is downloaded between 12,000 and 20,000 times per month. Hate to say it, but if there's a problem with the download, it's something on your end. Marlen @ WOOD Step-by-step instructions

9/15/2010 08:17:48 AM Report Abuse
M&MClark wrote:

Just so all of you know, I have never had any trouble finding or downloading any of Wood Magizine's plans. This is great!! Keep up the great work Marlen. Mike

9/13/2010 08:53:16 PM Report Abuse
debrown3735356 wrote:

Nice Plan thanks. I had no problems downloading the plan either. Keep up the great work. My great grandaughter is going to love it.

9/3/2010 09:15:34 PM Report Abuse
Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

As stated above: As a convenience to allow you to view this free woodworking plan before downloading it, we now offer a page-by-page review. If you like the plan, you'll find a Click here for a free downloadable plan link on the last page of the plan. The downloadable plan will have larger, easier to view illustrations than the online preview.

9/2/2010 03:29:47 PM Report Abuse
louis.mulder1 wrote:

This is very nice,one can even upscale the measurements for a real baby,gives me an idea,because in South Africa this type of furniture is very scarce,i might just decide to use it in this way,thanks much for this,i shall wait till the download is in order

9/2/2010 10:49:51 AM Report Abuse
Alan1964 wrote:

I downloaded the plan fine but, you have to view all pages first and download from the last page.

9/2/2010 10:44:08 AM Report Abuse

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