Well, it’s that time of year again. I do always try to get on here and wish my old friends the very best for the holiday season. I even finished a project for a Christmas present but let it get away with the customer before I took pictures. It’s funny how you can get out of the habit. When I first signed on on LJ, I would no more than get a project finished until I had it photographed and posted. That was back when there were about 1200 of us and about 40 really active. I just checked projects since yesterday. There were only 12 pages. You guys are slipping.
The project I finished is a sort of shadow box wall cabinet about 1.75 inches deep by 24 wide and 20 high. It has a frame on it that is bigger. The box is to display trophy belt buckles, (15). It’s going to a friend who is a darned good saddle bronc rider. His mother commissioned it. The frame is covered with carved leather and the back panel is basket stamped leather. I constructed it from Poplar and a MDF backer board. I did almost every thing with my hand tools. It must have worked; I have the check.
Well, this takes care of all my Christmas well-wishing. All I have left to do is sing a song Sunday night at the community Christmas program. LET THE FUN BEGIN!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon