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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2427 days ago 3009 views 12 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the variety of bottle holders posted recently I decided to give this one a try (pattern found online).

Process
1. I printed the pattern and glued it to the piece of walnut that I found.
(yes, I know – you shouldn’t paint walnut) but that’s what I had that was “almost” the right size. I had to trim the sides of the pattern down a bit and I think it could have been thicker to provide a better balancing edge. But it works

2. I tried using the scrollsaw but the wood is just too hard for my scrollsaw skills. Back up plan was the bandsaw sitting beside me – that I had never used before. I managed to make it work.

3. Using the hole-making thingy I drilled the mouth opening and then a little hole to fit a 1/4” dowel into, for the nose.

4. I sanded the surface.

5. Cut the angle onto the bottom with the mitre saw and then finished the angle using the sander to get the “balance” to take place. That was tricky – and just don’t sneeze!

6. Cut some jewelry wire and formed the hands. Drilled holes in the side of the snowman and glued the wires in (the one is being stubborn and won’t remain tight… I think I’ll just say that he’s a little tipsy and afraid of falling so he keeps putting his arm down on the ground to catch himself).

8. Used the sander to form the nose, using a short piece of dowel.

7. Painted the nose using a marker and the body of snowman with some white paint.

8. Glued on 3 buttons and let it all dry.

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





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Blake

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#1 posted 2427 days ago

Thats hilarious! Great Idea.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2427 days ago

I see that I forgot to put a scarf on him… I’ll have to fix that.

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

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Peter Oxley

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#3 posted 2427 days ago

Great idea! Well done! Frosty is really getting into the holiday cheer!

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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mot

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#4 posted 2427 days ago

There aren’t many posts I’ll keep reading past the “painting walnut.” However, it turned out to be a good story. Nice!

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

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2427 days ago

Now you realize a snowman is going to melt with that alcohol in his system…

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

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Chip

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#6 posted 2427 days ago

I stop by to relax a bit and look at some terrific woodworking and find Deb painting walnut. Sigh.
No rest for the weary.

I want to say this is a great idea and a terrific job Deb, I really do… but, but… ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dadoo

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#7 posted 2427 days ago

Oh hell, I like it! Them other guys are just yanking your chain. What say we just take that there bottle of wine and forget these guys?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2427 days ago

I know, Chip.. I know…. I actually thought about this all night long .. but in the end, the snowman just wasn’t a snowman in its “au naturel” state.

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

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Calgirl

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#9 posted 2427 days ago

Was it just the snowman who was a little tipsy? Fun project MsDebbie

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2427 days ago

oh yah.. that’s why I painted the walnut—not my fault at all :)

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

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Chip

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#11 posted 2427 days ago

Ok, ok… The bottle didn’t look like it had been opened yet… now I understand Deb. ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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SPalm

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#12 posted 2427 days ago

to quote: ROTFLMAO

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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miles125

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#13 posted 2427 days ago

Nahhhhh…If Debbie had opened the wine the hole woulda been “lower”. Heehee
Too cute!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Karson

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#14 posted 2427 days ago

Great job Debbie. Even if it was painted walnut.

I noticed you didn’t paint your willow though.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2427 days ago

that is true Karson
I did look at making it out of willow but didn’t think it would be strong enough … that and I wouldn’t want to paint my willow ;)

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

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