Nativity Set from mystery box of wood

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Project by JamesJMcFadden posted 12-16-2015 01:34 PM 1061 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a mystery box of wood and accessories from a woodworking friend. The items were lying around his shop, not being used. The challenge was to make something of it. No rules other than to use what I could of the materials found in the box. I stared at the materials for some time and was drawing a blank until one evening my wife (while listening to Christmas music) walked by, and said “Why don’t you make a nativity and use the birch tree disks for figurines”. That was all I needed to hear, I got to work and had it roughed out that evening. I love how the bandsaw textured the purpleheart roof, I love that the manger walls were band sawed out a a scrap piece of laminated beam used in house construction. I loved that there was a package of gold foil in the box something I had never used before, I love how the birch disks became so representive of the figurines with no further enbellishment other than to stack and glue, and finally how the banksia pod cutoffs became representations of trees/shrubs. Thanks to my freind for giving me materials that I would have never considered using on my own which forced me to expand my creative vision. I gave the nativity to that same friend and his wife as a gift. Merry Christmas, Jim

-- Jim

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 04:46 PM

Looks really nice. Very creative.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 05:22 PM

this is very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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