My Russian Christmas tree

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Project by hunter71 posted 11-30-2014 05:28 AM 1429 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working in Moscow Russia right now. I have brought my overseas wood shop along as I always do. This year I seem to be doing more carving than trucks right now. {no worry, I have a custom track crane on the bench….}
My tree is made from copper wire. The base of the tree is a piece of #2 and branches are #10.12, and 18 gauge. Remember I am an electrician. All soldered and attached to a plywood base. All the wood pieces are carved right here since June. Russian has some great Lepa [Basswood] There are a few full carved figures, a couple wine stoppers and plenty of ornaments. I might have given at least a dozen others away already.
Think I should add more branches?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 06:37 AM

Unique, interesting and intriguing!

I do like it as is!

I know you are now in a totally different cultural background; so, you should do as you like within the cultural frame you are currently in!

I hope you keep up your hobby skills and enjoy your Russia time immensely!
I think it is neat; but, I am called ODD on my good days!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 02:05 PM

How do you say “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” in Russian? :-)

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 02:53 PM

CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS TREE. = Чарли Браун Рождественская елка I think it is an electrician Charlie Brown tree too.

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 03:01 PM

A lot of work went in to that. nice job.

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 08:53 PM

You’ve certainly been enjoying your down time Doug… they look great, well down….

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 12:58 AM

This is way cool. I think, it looks, ummm, is that me hangin in there with some cheap sunglases??? LOL. Some fine carving as always Hunter. I give you thanks for your service, sir.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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