I know this has come up in the past but never paid much attention. Now I
have orders for a cradle for a Daughter that's due in June. Found several
pics of plans but I have an aversion to using plans, I like to make my own.
What I need to know is what space to use between the turned dowels
(spindles) on the sides. I know this is a major factor for safety.
I did help a friend build a cradle for his first Granddaughter but it was
solid sides. Came out beautiful with butternut and Honduras rosewood. Like
I said, his first grandchild, this is my 25th. Yeah, twenty-fifth. So what
if I'm old, love those kids.
I have a dozen pics of cradles and I'm hoping SWMBO insists on one that
requires turning the spindles. Oh, I don't have a lathe honey, how can I
make that???? Mmmmmm?
Thanks for any help guys, hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Al in WA
Code for deck railings here in San Berdoo county is four inches. That's
probably a good maximum. I was going to mention the bumper that USED to
line the inside sides of the cradle/crib. LOML tells me that these are
now out as baby equipment because baby can roll over against the bumper,
get its little face in it, and smother. Seems like, since baby is now
put on his/her back rather than tummy, that by the time it can roll
over, it can roll back, especially in life threatening situations. But
WTF do I know. Is that worse than banging its head on a hard side or
I know, I know. Siddown and shut up, jo4hn. Yer ugly.
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