With Christmas just around the corner, I was gearing up to “close up” my outdoor shop for the winter. Work however, would have different plans. The Friday before the a Christmas door decorating contest, my colleagues and I were brainstorming decorating ideas. The design for our decorated door was coming into fruition when one colleague declared that I could make the tree and star for the door.
At first, I cringed, knowing that the weather was cold, and without a band saw readily available for use, the star would be a pain to make. Then I realized, this would be a great excuse/reason to finally mount and invert my jigsaw. So when I got home, I got to work mounting my jigsaw onto a scrap piece of plywood. Unfortunately I cheaped out and didn’t use a big enough board. After some creative screwing to 2×4s and clamping to my modified store-brand workmate, I ended up with this “monstrosity”.
Ultimately, it worked out and I ended up two stars that looked something like this.
I pulled the jigsaw back out and cut out a tree.
My daughter, ever so eager to help, was put to task with the priming.
And a splash of green and gold paint later, we have our tree and two gold stars.