Well, you have some time to prepare and build.
If convenient, how about you make a doll cradle, first, though it may
not be used for some time. Making a doll cradle would possibly help
fine tune the full size cradle making and/or help find where
modifcations, in design, might be necessary or applicable. Make your
building mistakes(?) or modifications on the doll cradle, rather than
on the baby's cradle. Sign and date the (both?) project(s).
would like to find plans in AutoCAD (.dwg) format. Can anyone here point me in
the right direction?
I could be wrong here but is it likely to find cradle plans in Auto
Cad format? Seems like an over kill program for such.
Familiar with Sketchup? Certainly there are 3D plans available in
that format. If you know AutoCAD, Sketchup should be a relatively easy
tool to learn.
FWIW I used AutoCAD for about 10 years, After switching to Sketchup
about 3 years ago I have not looked back.
Take your pick, all free including the program.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:31:45 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
I use AutoCAD on my job and am very comfortable with it. I have messed around with Sketchup, but I am nowhere near as proficient with it as I am with AutoCAD. I haven't had good luck finding .dwg plans though so I may have to try these plans out in Sketchup.
him. I would like to find plans in AutoCAD (.dwg) format. Can anyone here point
me in the right direction?
with Sketchup, but I am nowhere near as proficient with it as I am with AutoCAD.
I haven't had good luck finding .dwg plans though so I may have to try these
plans out in Sketchup.
Push come to shove, down load the Sketch up Plan and use to redraw in
AutoCAD, since you are are comfortable with it.
I go back to my old AutoCAD drawings often to redraw and or modify a
design on Sketchup for a customer.
I have built two of the Woodsmith cradles...
The first one, I bought the spindles in Cherry, The second one I had a
good excuse to buy a lathe duplicator, and made the spindles from some
logs that the parents had given me a while back.
They are very pretty cradles, and the easy knock-down feature makes them
more storable as they await future grandkids, or the next generation.
I built about that exact cradle for my buddy about 30-35 years ago. I
talked to him just last week and he told me he is giving the cradle to
his 35 year old son that slept in (it probably a couple times) that is
expecting his first child. I laughed at him for keeping it around all
these years, through 7 moves, collecting dust. He laughed as well
saying "it will now be his sons to keep around another 30 years... A
cradle is one of those things that's seldom used, kids grow out of it in
minutes, and is hard to store, but being made by a best friend/close
relative, you can't just toss it out. I reckon his son will be less
likely to hang on to it in case I ever visit, but it's nice to know
something I made could aggravate people long after I'm gone:-)
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