Holiday Gift Projects

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Project by TheDane posted 11-19-2009 04:31 AM 1702 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the holiday gift projects coming out of my shop.

The two oak frames are a husband/wife team project! They have miniature quilts (they are 12” x 12”) in them that match quilts the LOML made for each of our daughters many years ago. She saved scraps from the quilts when she made them, and used the scraps to make the small replicas. The one on the left is a Log Cabin design, the one on the right is a Double Irish Chain.

I got a new scroll saw a few months ago, and I did the two name plates for our grandsons as a learning exercise.

The four frames with the Quail pictures are from a plan published by WOOD Magazine. The frames are oak, with rice paper and acrylic behind the quail cut-outs.

One of the lessons I learned with the scroll saw is there is a heavy price to be paid for using cheap blades. I had all sorts of trouble with the name-brand blades from the bg box. Then I found Mike’s Workshop ( and ordered some of his ‘Flying Dutchman’ blades. What an incredible difference a quality blade makes!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 12:51 PM

These are some nice gifts. The scroll saw work looks like you had fun doing it and, of course, it is always nice to be able to spend time in the shop making projects for family and friends.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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