Fretwork Sleigh

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Project by DonW posted 08-29-2010 03:03 AM 3621 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of the projects I make are for gifts or charity. But every once in a while I make a project just for me. I think this one is a keeper. This is a Patrick Speilman and James Reidel pattern. It is made from 1/4” baltic Birch plywood.


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#1 posted 08-29-2010 11:26 AM

Beautiful job, bro! Now for eight little reindeer and the chubby old gent himself and you’re set for the holidays.

What are the dimensions? Offhand, I’d guess 6 l x 5 h x 3 w. Close?

Lovely pattern well executed, You should be proud.

Any plans on coloring it?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 09:30 PM

Good scrolling job on this but next time I would suggest using a less busy background that would show the scrolls better instead of clashing with it and making it difficult to study.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 11:05 PM

Awesome detail!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 11:59 PM

Very nice sleigh, it is good to keep some of your work for youself from time to time and this is a keeper.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 03:18 AM

Big Tiny: The dimensions are 12”L x 7”H x 5.5”W It actually turned out bigger than I had envisioned.

Good thought about coloring it. I was thinking of making one stained a hunter green. Or possibly doing one out of hardwood and keeping it natural. Like a paduck or even a lighter wood like oak?

As for the Jolly ol’e elf … I’ll have to get back to you on that one! lol


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#6 posted 09-02-2010 02:57 AM

Very nice DonW very nice. I would love to see more.

-- Have a great day.

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