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Project by DonW posted 1430 days ago 2311 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.

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com





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BigTiny

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#1 posted 1430 days ago

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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Bearpie

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#2 posted 1430 days ago

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

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 1429 days ago

Awesome detail!!!

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

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1429 days ago

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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DonW

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#5 posted 1427 days ago

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

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com

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grosa

895 posts in 1431 days


#6 posted 1426 days ago

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

-- Have a great day.

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