|Project by Tooch||posted 12-10-2014 11:05 AM||914 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a project I made a few years ago (before I was a LJ) and just recently found again when we brought out the Christmas Decorations. My Grandfather used to do a lot of scroll patterns, and then have my grandmother paint the faces, clothes, etc. Although he passed away a long time ago, I contribute a lot of my interest in woodworking to him and his shop in their basement.
It wasn’t until my grandmother passed away in 2010 that we finally cleaned out his shop and I inherited most of his tools, equipment, and scroll patterns. This was a reindeer that he made for my dad and each of my uncles. His was, however, made of pine and painted by grandma (complete with googly eyes and cotton balls for the tail!). Being that my sister and I have our own houses now, I figured it would be a cool tribute/gift to be able to put this up in our houses for the holiday season. Now when I decorate the house I think of him and his shop in the basement.
I decided to make it in my own style, and omit the googly eyes and cotton balls. All pieces cut from Oak, stained with Dark Walnut, and finished with 3 coats satin poly.
You’ll notice in the last picture we have 5 stockings on 4 hooks. Since the birth our second daughter I have been moved further down the family totem pole, and now I am forced to share a stocking hook with the dog. Yikes!
Merry Christmas to all Yinz guys!
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