Mama's Deer

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Project by Dadoo posted 2487 days ago 1546 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago I slapped together some old scraps of firewood and produced a rustic lookin’ deer. Well, eventually it succumbed to the elements and I tossed it out. What I didn’t know though was how much the wife absolutely loved it. So I gathered some local 6-8” cedar posts and built her two new ones. It’s really funny how fast these things go together. I could easily produce many more. So next time you want to please your significant other, try one of these! I got a free apple pie for my time and trouble too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#1 posted 2487 days ago

yes indeed they are cuties.
I’m glad to hear that they have returned to your yard :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2487 days ago

Great idea. These are really cute!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Damian Penney

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#3 posted 2487 days ago

Ha. Awesome :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 2487 days ago

Boy, What a pair!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 2487 days ago

No such thing as a free apple pie. But glad your effort got you something to eat.

What happened when you told her you threw the other one away?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 2487 days ago

Karson: That’s when I found out just how much she loved the old one. I remember she used to decorate it for the holidays as well, including a red light nose for Christmas. Hopefully this cedar should last for quite longer. Oh, she also makes one awesome apple pie, which reminds me…I think she’s due to make another one pretty soon! ‘Tis apple season here in NY!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 2487 days ago

These are great Dadoo! My wife wanted to buy some of those light up deer. I thought, why not make thelog ones and lite them. I showed her your post. She didn’t say anything, but it’s go her thinking. I hope. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 2165 days ago

too cool, I dunno if the LOML would like full sized ones though… maybe scale models.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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