the walnut and maple cradle

About the cradle:  this is technical,

This project started as five 9 foot rough sawn planks that were then cut into 56 pieces.These pieces were then joined with 80 joints, including 2-20 inch x 2 inch dovetail joints. There are 2 feet of 1/8 inch brass rod and 16- #10/24 brass screws pinning mortise and tenon joints in the cradle.The cradle box is hung on removable pivots that are 1/2 inch tool steel set in brass bushings in both the cradle box and the frame. The process took well over 300 hours and all curves were carved by eye.