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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-05-2015 12:39 PM 996 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been really busy lately starting on Christmas orders. This is ten little sleds I made for my Niece to paint. Over the past years I made these and my Son would paint them so this year my Niece wanted to give them a try. I have already got request for several more of the blank sleds for others to decorate this year. I may be on to something! Pic three is my young cat Zoey posing for her portrait and pic 4 is two years ago finished product. Simple project but sometimes those are the best.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 01:14 PM

Nice little sleds Jeff,
Having your niece in the shop helping out is a big plus! Hope to see her work posted here as well.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 01:19 PM

Jeff, that is a cool idea. They really look nice . Give these out to the kids and have them personalize them will make them very happy and occupied. Simple but effective.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 01:48 PM

Thanks for the comments guys and the new ideas. Tony, I’ll get some pic of her finished sleds for here. Dave, that would be a great idea for a teacher for his/her class! I buy the 1/4 inch poplar sheet for 2.50 and get 10 sleds out of it. That’s .25 cents a sled donated. I may put the word out! Even with donated items, shop time is good time!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 01:49 PM

Great little project, Jeff! Love the kitty pic. Gives it scale. Only about 1/4 the size I was imagining. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 02:38 PM

Wow! Great ornaments, awesome painting job, and beautiful kitty. That was a great collaboration.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 04:12 PM

Thanks for the comments. Candy, the kitty does give scale. I didn’t realize I didn’t have that. I have made bigger sleds but most tend to like these better. And they are more fun to make! These are only about six inches long. Vicki, We hang ours up at Christmas but I bet they would look nice on a tree! My Son is quite the artist and has done many “finishing touches” for me. Kitty Zoey says thank you for the compliments. Little spoiled glamour kitty.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 05:02 PM

Realy nice base for future painting art. Those painted looks awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 05:46 AM

Really cool! Do they fly down the hill in formation like that? :-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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