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    Eventhough I can handle fairly complex projects, I'm still a rookie at scrolling, compared to most on this forum, so I am enlisting ideas from all of you. My son and daughter-in-law are having their first baby next month and I would live to make something for them, and for the baby. They are not finding out the gender until the birth, so I don't know if it will be a boy or a girl at this point in time. I was thinking of a hanging mobile or something - she has mentioned perhaps some shadowboxes for the nusery?!? The nursery is a jungle theme with silloettes of animals painted on the walls. Any ideas or references to some possible patterns to cut ???!!??

    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your question.
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 08-25-2011, 10:54 AM.
    ichibob
    aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
    www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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    I'd try some silhouettes, you can do a Google search for jungle animal clip art and find enough to keep you busy until you retire. Babies 1st Christmas ornament, this is non-gender specific. Steve has one on his site.

    Look through our vault you may find some items in there that strike your fancy as well.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Something for a Newborn

      Thanks Mike
      ichibob
      aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
      www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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      • #4
        How about making some animal puzzles and as the baby gets older they can paint themselves with grandpops help.
        Mark
        Proud new owner of an EX-21

        WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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        • #5
          Newborn

          Hello Mark - Thanks for the input... puzzles are a given, I've already made a couple of those. I was thinking of something special to commemorate the new birth. Perhaps a 'keepsake box'... what do you think?
          ichibob
          aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
          www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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          • #6
            How about a toy box?
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Hi Bob, I have a standard gift I make for new babies. Sheep banks which seem to go over very well.

              Sheep bank.JPG

              Sheep bank from the side.JPG

              Made from the book "Wooden Banks You Can Make" by Harvey E. Helm. You might consider them.
              Cathy in NE

              "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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              • #8
                I had a request for a shelf for a new-born's room.
                The proud parents own a dairy farm so, they wanted that as
                the theme. I just used clip art for a silo, a cow, a barn, and a
                wind-mill as the back of the shelf.
                They really enjoyed it and it gives them added wall space for
                odds and ends.
                I suppose you would call mine shaker style with wedges holding
                the shelves onto the side supports and it was 3 shelves measuring about
                2' x 2' x 9" deep when completed.
                God Bless! Spirithorse

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                • #9
                  To Mike Cathy and Spirithorse...thank you for your inputs. I have to decide and start making some dust soon. Baby is due 30 Sept. I'll try to remember to post the end result of whatever I make. Thanks again.
                  ichibob
                  aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
                  www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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                  • #10
                    Hey Bob, don't know exactly what you're wanting, but I'm making this for a lady where my girlfriend works. Got a place for his picture and all the stats. Maybe? Don
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                    • #11
                      That's pretty cool Don. Is it something you designed - if so, what program did you use? How big is it?
                      Bob
                      ichibob
                      aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
                      www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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                      • #12
                        Thank you. Yes I designed it, I used Inkscape to make it. It's roughly 14" x 9". It's pretty simple. Here's the finished frame. Don
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                        Last edited by tdub4ever; 08-29-2011, 10:07 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Something for a Newborn

                          Ahhhh - that picture of the frame answered my question. Nice concept and pattern - thanks for sharing your ideas with me. I just recently downloaded Inkscape and started playing with it, when I can sit down from remodeling the kitchen for my wife! Ha Ha.
                          ichibob
                          aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
                          www.grandpaswoodshed.com

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                          • #14
                            Don,
                            That is a great frame.
                            "Still Montana Mike"

                            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                            • #15
                              Don - that's a wonderful project/gift!
                              DeWalt 788

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