No More X-Mas Eve Shop Sessions

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 11-12-2014 07:07 PM 2894 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No more Christmas Eve shop sessions trying to get the last minute presents done for visiting friends and relatives. Now I can relax and get some of those good cookies.
Thank you to Scott Smith for the idea.

Once you get your set-ups dialed in, you can batch these out pretty easily.
And the variety you can achieve is almost endless.

I added a few process shots below.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 07:33 PM

I would have thought you would make a few more….. Nice job they all look great….. How long did they all take?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 11-12-2014 07:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words “G”.
I have a bunch more blanks glued up, but I think this batch should suffice…lol
Working on & off as time allowed, a couple weeks from start to finish.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 07:57 PM

Nice job at mass production. Good to have the gift list well in hand.

Hope you folks don’t get hit by the cold weather moving into the South, we are getting warm weather. The lower 48 and Alaska usually have the opposite weather due to quirks of the jet stream….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 07:58 PM

well you have worked yourself into a bowl…fill it with your favorite cookies and work your way out…sounds like a party to me… :)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 09:06 PM

Man, “Santa” you have been busy!

Beauties, all!

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

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 09:18 PM

Great bunch of bowls and nice process pix!. You’ll have a group of very happy giftees at Christmas. I can just picture what the pile of turning shavings looks like after all of this.

-- Ed

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-12-2014 11:03 PM

Holy cow, Santa, you have been busy. That is a great group of Christmas present bowls!!!!!!!!
They are super!!..............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 11:26 PM

You have been very productive. They look great.
Nice work on the alignment in pic 3. It is more difficult than most think.

Who needs a ringmaster?

Thanks for the mention.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 11:28 PM

Awesome looking bowls Eric. There are going to be a bunch of happy gift recipients this Christmas.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 12:30 AM

Those look great. Im am in the process of doing the same thing. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 11-13-2014 01:50 AM

You are ready for Christmas Eric !!!!!!!!!!!!
Great looking bowles and thank you for the process pics ,much appreciated .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 11-13-2014 01:33 PM

Someone has been bussy! Nice post with lot of good photos.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 11-13-2014 10:13 PM

You’ve been very busy and productive! I like the wood combination. Well crafted.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 11-14-2014 11:06 AM

There’s something about doing production work that is fun. Doing a set-up takes the same amount of time whether you do it for one or 100. I’ve been doing this with pens of late. People really appreciate the fact that it’s homemade.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 03:23 PM

Thanks for the process pictures, A picture is worth a thousand words, took me awhile to figure what the drill press was for, a very necessary step though. Will have to show this to the local wood shop teacher, his first year, Ideas like this are priceless.You are a great teacher too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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