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Paul 08-28-2012 06:01 PM

Crib project
If you ever wondered what to do with 168 dominos, a truck load of walnut and the impending birth of your first grandchild - this is the result in my case:

sorry the pictures are not very good

Some nice figuring in the raised panel - my first attempt at a raised panel, and it had to be curved, of course, no sense doing things the easy way.

These pictures were taken when the pieces had just a couple coats of oil, still not done with final coats, polishing, etc., but I thought I would put it together to see how it looks. It assembles/knocks down very easily with two set of regular bed rail hardware.

This is the crib that I mentioned in the finiishing forum. Thanks to Okami for the lead on Liberon finishing oil - looking good so far, hopefully overshadows my poor craftsmanship.

jessecloud 08-28-2012 06:15 PM

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Paul, that is awesome! I love the curved raised panel.
One very lucky grandchild!

TahoeTwoBears 08-28-2012 07:41 PM

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Don't knock yourself, it's outstanding work. Beautiful!

Paul 08-28-2012 10:06 PM

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Thanks, its been good therapy while I work out the whole grandpa thing - we weren't sure either the crib or my acceptance of grandpa status would be complete in time.

Poto 08-28-2012 10:10 PM

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Beautiful, Paul! Very graceful. I love the wood, and the finish looks great so far. Do you have any pictures of the build? I'd love to see the progress.

Paul 08-29-2012 12:34 AM

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I didn't take many pictures along the way- here are the bending forms and one of the pattern routing jigs made for the project:

The Festool MFS was fantastic for cutting the 16 mortises for the bed rail hardware:

This is a side rail showing one end of the hardware connection:

These are the raised panel assembly ready for glue up - the raised panel itself got a little pre-finish:

Wet sanding with 2000 grit pad on the rotex is starting to produce a good shine on the front and back rails

Sorry - didn't mean to go overboard with the pictures - especially after I said I didn't have very many.

joraft 08-29-2012 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul (Post 81484)

Sorry - didn't mean to go overboard with the pictures - especially after I said I didn't have very many.

There's no such thing as too many pictures, thanks for sharing.

Very nice work! :thumbsup2:


Okami 08-29-2012 02:00 AM

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That's fantastic:thumbsup2: it looks very well constructed and the finish is coming along nicely. That liberon oil does a nice job on walnut.

Wonderwino 08-29-2012 03:44 PM

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Ditto on the "no such thing as too many pictures!"

Great looking crib, Paul. What kind of oil are you using for the polish?

Paul 08-29-2012 05:33 PM

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The oil is Liberon Finishing Oil recommended by Okami Liberon Finishing Oil, Liter: Liberon Finishing Oil, Liter: Home...
Great product - but I haven't settled on the final finish yet, wet sanding with the oil and rotex at 2000 grit seems strangely to increase the cure time, I may need to knock out more sample boards and try dry polishing. Does anyone have any opinions either way?

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