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Project by doubleDD posted 11-30-2016 01:28 PM 516 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One way to measure snow and have fun in the shop is to make a North Pole Snow Pole. Kids love it already (me too) and a cool Christmas decoration. I turned 2 pieces of an old 4×4 post and joined them with a tenon. Turned a top out of a Elm log and a couple round base pieces and attached them to a cast iron base of a old heavy 6’’ vise. Each color represents 3’’ increments separated by a green stripe. Total height is just under 5 feet. Had to paint this one to make it look good.
Now all we need is some snow. Thanks for taking a peek.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 01:32 PM

Great job. Bring it up here and we’ll test it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 01:37 PM

Monte, I know some of you guys had a lot of snow already. I expect a few answers like this. Haha Thanks.

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

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 01:59 PM

Looks like very fun project. I like those happy red and white colours. You realy expect 4ft snow?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 02:01 PM

That’s one way to make lots of snow enjoyable. Well done Dave. it’s a mighty fine looking snow pole!

-- 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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#5 posted 11-30-2016 02:03 PM

on a good year, the pole might be buried!!
Nice work on the pole, Dave!!
Jim

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

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 02:19 PM

Good looking snow pole Dave. And after the Christmas season is over, you could maybe open a Barber Shop ! :)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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9x9

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#7 posted 11-30-2016 02:40 PM

In south Louisiana it would only have to be 1/2” tall.

Maybe can convert it into a rain gauge.

Great job——- like the colors

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 03:23 PM

I live in the far north, Can’t send you a picture as we basically have no snow just a few dusting flakes, but suppose to drop down cold next week and expect a storm when that lets up. How much do you get on an average. We use to get up to 3 feet but now, not much over a foot.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 11-30-2016 05:13 PM

Dave, Great decoration in the spirit of lightening the snow load. We’ve had it as early as Oct 1 but this year it’s been rain. Light snow today but 36 degrees. I do have to get my equipment winterized though.

Merry Christmas

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 11-30-2016 05:31 PM

Looks nice Dave a lot of fun. Let’s hope it don’t get too tested.

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

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#11 posted 11-30-2016 05:54 PM

Absolutely love it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 11-30-2016 06:27 PM

Hi Ivan. The colors turned out nice. On a average here, we can expect 40’’. Sometimes a lot less and sometimes a lot lot more.

Thanks Tony. I bet you really miss it living in Florida.

Jim, what was it, 3 years ago, the most snow I ever saw at once here and one of the coldest.

Good one Joe. A shave and a haircut. Could use the money to buy more tools.

9×9, come spring, we get a lot of rain here too. Actually we had a lot this year. Good idea. Have to work on that one.

Brian, the average is 40’’ but that doesn’t mean anything. They are calling for a light dusting tomorrow night.

Thanks Tom. Same here, mostly rain. At least I started my snow blower a month ago to be on the safe side.

Thanks Jeff. I agree. I like it but not when you get a lot at once and or every day. LOL.

Jerry, thanks. A good diversion in woodworking is enjoyable. Just do not favor painting a project.

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

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John

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#13 posted 11-30-2016 06:48 PM

Nice job on the pole Dave, mainly rain here on the coast, what happened to the vise?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#14 posted 11-30-2016 07:01 PM

Thanks Tony. I bet you really miss it living in Florida.

- doubleDD

Dave I bet you could sell a ton of those great looking poles!

I never minded the snow at all in fact I liked it and miss it. It’s the cold that really bothers me. Somehow a fresh snowfall played with my feelings in a good way. I really enjoyed waking up to an overnight snow fall or snow storm and seeing everything covered in white. Inside the house was much brighter and the trees now had a different look as well as the landscape. Everything was so different that it felt about the same as a beautiful sunset. But on the other hand there is a bad side to everything. The salt, sand and dangerous driving conditions.
Well I hope your pole never sees the 4’ mark! LOL!

-- 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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ralbuck

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#15 posted 11-30-2016 07:14 PM

As for snow—N.Dakota had enough while I lived there to last me the rest of my life.

As for your POLE—NEAT!

-- just rjR

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