Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Here is a second cherry baby rattle (Sp = sonajero) that I turned for Francie. This is the more traditional style rattle, with a hollow drum on one end in which the rattly items are enclosed. Dimensions are roughly 5 ¾" long by 1 ¾" diameter.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
We just returned from visiting our daughter Erica, her husband Brian, and our newest grandchild, Frances (two months old), in Quito, Ecuador, which inspired me to turn the pictured baby rattle for Francie. The rattle is about 6" long; the ends and rings are about 1 ⅔" in diameter. Kiln-dried cherry blank; finished with food-safe (and baby-safe) Butcher Block Oil. (CPSC regulations require that rattles have ends this large to avoid the risk of choking.)