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Old 08-28-2012, 05:01 PM
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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.

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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Paul, that is awesome! I love the curved raised panel.
One very lucky grandchild!
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Don't knock yourself, it's outstanding work. Beautiful!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:06 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.
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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.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:34 PM
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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.
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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!

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That's fantastic it looks very well constructed and the finish is coming along nicely. That liberon oil does a nice job on walnut.
Cheers!
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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?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:33 PM
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The oil is Liberon Finishing Oil recommended by Okami
Amazon.com: Liberon Finishing Oil, Liter: Home...Amazon.com: 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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