Hey all, I recently visited some friends who are getting ready to have
a baby and noticed they had a very interesting cradle someone had made
for them. It's apparently just called a Scandinavian Cradle. I would
like to build one for my brother/sister-in-law who are now expecting.
Unforuntately, I can't find dimensions/plans anywhere on the web and I
only have one picture to work off of. Has anyone here built such a
thing or know where I can find plans or dimensions for it?
Thanks in advance!
Is this what you are lookin after ? (It is a classified
advertisement/ad in Norwegian language)
there are some dimensions in metric there
The second entry is closer to what I'm after. The only difference is
that the cradle I saw actually rocks front to back, as opposed to
side-to-side. Thanks for the entries though. I'm getting something I
can work with now.
Before you go get your panties in a bunch, ANYBODY who is serious about
stealing ideas for projects has a tape measure with them all the time. I
carry both tape measures and calipers in all vehicles. If I see something in
a store (or elsewhere), I get out the tape measure, calipers and graph
paper. Or just use the paper in my shirt pocket. (Yep, I am a nerd. I carry
both paper and pen in my shirt pocket.) I can knock out a good drawing of
almost anything in about two or three minutes.
For me, it is almost like an act of shoplifting. I carefully move my body
about in a smooth and inconspicuous manner. I will even take a single
measurement, take a photo and extrapolate all the other measurements by
carefully measuring various parts of the piece in the photo.
And when all else fails, I sit down and design the piece based on memory.
You obviously haven't done this very much. It wasn't a smart aleck
suggestion. It was in fact a valid suggestion. And is in fact something that
woodworkers (and other creative craftfolks) do on a regular basis.
And if you can't take a sensible suggestion without getting all flustered,
maybe they have some room for you over on the cross stitching newsgroup.
Lee Michaels wrote:
> Before you go get your panties in a bunch, ANYBODY who is serious
> stealing ideas for projects has a tape measure with them all the
> carry both tape measures and calipers in all vehicles.
<snip the balance of a descriptive post>
Maybe you are a nerd but also testy I see<G>.
Wouldn't bother with the cradle if I were you. You're not capable of doing a
Google search and finding a picture of a Scandinavian Cradle in the very
first link, so you surely wouldn't be capable of building the cradle. And
just as obviously, you can't request you friend to email you a picture.
Guess you're stuck.
Oh sorry, was that a smart-alec message? Not my intention. I'm just being
perfectly honest. :)
Thu, Jul 20, 2006, 7:39am email@example.com (Upscale)
doth truthfully state:
Thanks for the advice, but my friend lives 4 hours away. I'm hoping it
won't resort to that. But thanks for wasting your time posting a
Wouldn't bother with the cradle if I were you. You're not capable of
doing a Google search and finding a picture of a Scandinavian Cradle in
the very first link, so you surely wouldn't be capable of building the
cradle. And just as obviously, you can't request you friend to email you
a picture. Guess you're stuck.
Oh sorry, was that a smart-alec message? Not my intention. I'm just
being perfectly honest. :)
ROTFLMAO He probably hates his brother anyway, otherwise he'd be
want to make 'em a rocking chair, which they can use for many, many,
years, instead of a cradle, which can only be used for a short time,
then will just gett in the way until the next kid or they get rid of it.
Anyway, a cradle is no big deal. Make a box you like, open top
preferably, and then a pair of rockers to put it on, fasten the rocker
on. Too small it's a doll cradle, so start over. No biggie.
Politician \Pol`i*ti"cian\, n. Latin for career criminal
Nothing smart alec about it. His advice was sound. Many things are made by
many people in just that way. Personally, all I need is a picture or to have
seen the piece once. Many people though, do need more than that. Nothing
wrong with that. We all see things differently. Not knowing what your
capabilities were, he couldn't have known that his suggestion wouldn't work
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