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Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle

This is my Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle. The cradle is built from Walnut. The top rail is bent lamination and the bottom (platform) of the cradle is made from 12/4 material. The platform joins the...

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Re: LowBoy

Absolutely beautiful work.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

It would be great to have Doug's book and get into box making....something which has always been on my bucket list to do. And now a change to learn from a real pro. Thanks Fine Woodworking!

Re: mid-century modern lounge chair

Excellent build. Nice proportions and joinery.

Re: Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle

TAW6, I used several tools to sculpt the cradle basket. I did a lot of rough sculpting to the platform before assembling the slats and top rail to have better access to the platform. For this, and the rough sculpting on the cradle basket, I used the red Holey Galahad see-through disc. You can find them at Amazon, Woodcraft, and many other places. This disc is extremely aggressive and it attached to my 4-1/2" Dewalt grinder. From this disc, I used an aggressive sanding pad with around 37 grit or so. Then, I moved to the ROS and stepped up through the grits...60, 80, 100, 150, 220, 320 400, and then 1000, 2000, and 4000 in foam pads. The pads (and paper) were purchased from The pads are Abralon. I also utilized 2 Auriou rasps, which I ordered from Both were 12" (I think), one course and the other fine. These rasps are expensive, but extremely impressive and wonderful to work with.

The cradle stand started with 80 grit after the rasp work and moved up through the grits as with the basket.

Thanks for the comments. Let me know if you have other questions.


Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

That would be a great addition to my shop. Thanks.

Re: Walnut Table

I would love to see more details of your table. My email address is if you would not mind sending pics and infomation.

As other have said, your woodworking skills are advanced, which shows in your table.

Thanks for posting this beautiful table.


Re: Lily's Cradle

Thanks for the information on the bearings. You're right, I'm a grandpa and I have made one, but with a different swing action than yours. The next one I make will have bearings like you used on your cradle.

Again, thanks for the information.

Re: Lily's Cradle

Your cradle is beautiful! Do you have a website for the bearing?

Re: Maloof Rocker - Roughing into SketchUp

Ed Rizzardi,

How can I get the plans for the Maloof Rocker and how can I send you the $30 for the plans. You can contact me at


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