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Nativity Set in hardwood

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-04-2009 07:53 PM 1804 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nativity set that we use every year. It was a project my wife started on the scroll saw and was finding that the curves of the mating pieces were not matching up with the bigger parts so she handed it off to me to finish. We have since added the walnut manger in the background and the three kings. All are in red oak and walnut. Many of the figures are holding oil lamps filled with liquid parrafin that does not blacken the ceiling like the regular lamp oil did. The flow of the grain in the oak looks like fabric in the sides of the figures.

I thought it wold be fitting to post this at this holy time of the year! We must remember what this season is all about!!

..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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David Craig

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 08:06 PM

I like the fact that the project was handled by both you and your wife. Nice that the central piece to a Christmas setting was more of a family project. Very unique style for the manger scene. I like the mixing of the wood and the curves. Very pleasant to look at.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 08:46 PM

Charming Nativity scene. We also have one that I scroll sawed and painted, but I do like yours better. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 09:47 PM

this is SO beautiful.
what a wonderful time it must be to pull it out of storage and put it on display each year!!
so very special

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 12-05-2009 12:50 AM

awesome work

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 10:59 PM

Great scroll saw work.
Looks better than mine.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 02:30 AM

Beautiful looking set. You guys did a great job on these pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 05:24 PM

Beautiful work and beautiful design. Is it your original design?

-- Ray,Iowa

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 09:12 PM

Love the Nativity set. I would also like to know if this is your design, and if not where can I get a pattern. My wife would love this. Merry Christmas

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 06:23 AM

Awesome work.!! What did you use as a finish on the project???

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 06:37 AM

very very nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 01-29-2011 09:27 AM

good theme. angel likes me very

-- Rev 22:21

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