Wooden Baby Rattles

Baby Rattles

I made two simple wooden baby rattles out of oak.

I found the easiest way to drill the two opposing holes for the dowel was to drill straight through with a spade bit on the drill press and then make the large hole with a hole saw bit afterwards. The first one I made, I drilled each side separately and they were not perfectly aligned but it was close enough the dowel was able to flex and make it.

The beads were made from the cutoffs when sizing the board to 4×4 inches and sanded to their unique shape.