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Tree on a tree -- a Paul Sellers's Xmas Video

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Project by ChuckM posted 12-18-2017 03:07 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Watch this and you can make some Christmas trees by hand, too: http://tinyurl.com/y7mdj5gl

Started with an oversized fir scrap; cut with a Veritas saw and split wood with a card scraper.

Merry Christmas!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 12-18-2017 04:37 PM

I saw that video and thought they would be fun to try as well. You did a very nice job on those.

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#2 posted 12-18-2017 05:02 PM

Thanks for the video. Those are really neat. You make it all look so simple, but I have a feeling it takes some practice.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 12-18-2017 06:43 PM

Thanks for your comments.

Although mine is a western saw, you can do it with a Japanese pull saw if your handsawing skill is a bit rusty. It is a nice and non-intimidating project for those who want to try a bit of traditional woodworking.

Of course, no one says you can’t cut the tree blanks on the tablesaw or scrollsaw.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#4 posted 12-18-2017 09:30 PM

I saw the video last week, very well done, made 6 of them on Sunday with my son, easy fast and fun!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 04:04 AM

So Tell how do you keep the curly bits to stay on. I tried this 3 times after watching Paul’s video and every time during the cutting of the trunk and splitting off the trees all the curly bits fall off.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#6 posted 12-19-2017 05:00 PM

he cutting of the trunk and splitting off the trees

I suppose you followed the sequence of the cuts as shown in his video: i.e. resaw, chisel and split.

How deep did you cut into the edges to form the branches?

Perhaps also look at the video closely to see what kind of angle Paul used and see if you could copy his chiseling.

Hope this helps.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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