|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-07-2014 05:58 PM||1822 views||5 times favorited||30 comments|
Thursday my sister called and asked if I had any OLD wood. She asked if I could make a crib for her Nativity set because her cat had collapsed her old one. I said sure and whipped out the one in the last picture out of rough sawn cedar to the dimensions she gave me. Then she called Friday and said don’t forget to put a nail on the point for me to hang the angel on. I said it’s done and…..... What Point?? Then we talked about detailed design and I whipped up the one in the first picture. It is 8 1/2” x 14” X11” high and has a nail on the point!!
It has a frame made from rough sawn cedar – all cut on the band saw. It is mostly glued and nailed together with dowels holding the ridge pole in place. Then I had to find some “OLD” wood to cover it with.The only thing was a white birch branch that I had in the back of the barn for 5-6 years. I sliced it in half, jointed the surface and cut 3/16” slices on the band saw for siding and roofing- trying to make it rough looking in the process.
It has no finish on it so it can weather. I hope she likes it. I think it will hold a 20# cat!!!
Merry Christmas, Jim
And here is the crib populated with my sisters statues:
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