When I was designing the cradle I went back and forth about what I would use for the though tenons. I really like the look of through tenons and found quite a few options I responded to, but they were all linear spikes that didn’t feel right with the curves of the cradle. I decided I needed to come up with a curved, or rounded tenon. I also wanted to create one that would be easy to take in or out when the time came.
Sketchup was certainly my friend on this project:
Once I was happy with the design I needed to approach the one tool in my shop that I had yet to even come close to perfected–the lathe!
I must say this was really the 1st project that I had created using the lathe. I am no turner (yet), but can see how the lathe and what I can create with it will begin to be in integral part of my designs and woodworking experience.
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