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Christmas Reindeer

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 08-06-2017 06:06 PM 465 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up some Christmas presents in August. Get things done with the long vision is what woodworkers do. Hopefully this will reduce the stress a bit come December.

From the plans in Wood Magazine Nov 2002 Issue 145. Nice Wood included the patterns for the reindeer and mountains. Pretty easy build but the 1/16” thick 3D pieces for the reindeer are a bit of a pain with my big fingers on the scroll saw. Bases are hard maple, the reindeer pieces are 1/16” and 1/8” cherry. The mountains are whatever 1/4” stock I had laying around black walnut, birch, maple, redwood, and white oak. Trees are again whatever 1/4” stock I had laying around that was big enough for a pattern. Then they were aniline dyed green. Finished with Watco Danish Oil – Natural and then 2-3 coats of a rattle can spray poly semi-gloss. I usually don’t do spray can finishes but with all the nooks and crannies a wipe on was not feasible.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-06-2017 06:30 PM

This is a beautiful Christmas decoration. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ralbuck

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 09:02 PM

Ho-Ho-Ho;away they go!

Nice work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 08-07-2017 07:50 AM

Cool , well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aksarben1010

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 08:55 PM

I did one of those way back when those plans came out. The family still loves it when it comes out.

Yours look very nice.

Scott

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Green_Hornut

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 07:13 PM

Thanks folks. I do a batch about every 3-4 years for someone at Christmas. Pretty easy to knock out and I like how they break down and lay flat for storage. Nice way to also use up scraps that accumulate.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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