Nativity Scene--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Project by HallTree posted 12-23-2015 02:35 AM 604 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years I have wanted to make an outdoor Nativity Scene. This started out as a simple project, but, as you woodworkers know, there are very few woodworking projects that are simple. I started out with a copy of a nativity scene from the internet. Then, on each figure of the copy, I marked out 1/4” squares. Then, using 1×2’s I made a wood frame and with string laid out 4’ squares. Then I laid this frame on 1/2” plywood. I then copied where each line crosses each 1/4” square of the copy to the same 4” square on the plywood. Then a lot of cutting, filling the voids in the plywood, and a lot of sanding. I added to each figure, (2) 1×2’s for support, Then caulked around each support and two coats of paint. To each support I installed a 1/2” conduct fitting at the top and bottom. The top 1/2”conduct fittings has a hole with a nut and bolt to secure and lock to 1/2” reinforcing rods. The sides and roof consist of six pieces and are bolted together. The star should have a light, but I did not have time to add it—(next year)

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 12:59 PM

Very Nice!

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 10:48 PM

Thank you for sharing! I’ve wanted to build one for a while.

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 11:13 PM

Well done!

-- just rjR

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