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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 08-11-2011 05:38 AM 6256 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I belong to the Central Florida Woodworkers Guild, who are a bunch of really nice and really talented guys.
Every year, the guild provides ornaments to the Orlando Festival of Trees as a means to support the arts and to help out the guild.

This past week, I scroll sawed some ornaments to help out with the annual drive.
I’ll bring them to our meeting tomorrow night.
I used a bunch of different wood scraps I had, and just opened this and that can of finish.
(But it’s funny that I always come back to good old shellac.)

It was fun, but I have a lot of practicing to do…lol.

I can’t believe that Christmas is a little over four months away.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 05:42 AM

Hey, you are foolin’.........Christmas can’t be that close. Really…....?

OK, those look pretty neat, probably I need to make some tree ornaments as well.

4 months?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 05:44 AM

Very Nice!

4 months, I’d better get busy!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 05:45 AM

Those look great!

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 11:09 AM

Nice Ornaments and thanks for the reminder…
Better get Santa’s Elves crackin’...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 12:06 PM

Those look really great! I love shellac too! I just started using it a couple of years ago and I rarely like to use anything else.

Your ornaments are really nice and I am sure they will go over very well.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 12:41 PM

Very nice… good looking scroll work!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 01:29 PM

Nice looking ornaments. The calender is working against us also on our toy making activities at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 08-11-2011 03:10 PM

Neat projects!

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#9 posted 08-11-2011 03:29 PM

Yeppers !! It time to get started on them xmas items . now to find the time

Nice looking ornaments.

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#10 posted 08-11-2011 03:33 PM

Very nice looking ornaments, just getting birthdays out of the road and you have to remind me about
Christmas, oh well, I guess manana will work.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 08-11-2011 08:49 PM

Nice work as usual!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 08-11-2011 08:52 PM

Those are nice and are for a worthy cause – so much the better.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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