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Project by Schwieb posted 12-24-2010 03:13 PM 2294 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wonderful sweet daughter Laura was home for a visit for a few days this week. This is always a good time for me. She has the rich heritage of a family that likes to make things as gifts for special people. While she has not had the exposure to actually doing much woodworking. She does know how much I love it and is not afraid to try. She has her own toolbox and has accomplished many home repairs on her own. I always told her that it was a good idea for her to know her way around doing these sorts of things. She is a strong and independent young woman and I’m very proud of her.

We decided to try to make some Christmas ornaments. One to be a special gift for her Godchild. We came up with 3 different shapes taken from an old woodworking magazine I had. We didn’t quite get the last details finished before we had to leave for the airport, the paint last coat of paint was still drying as we drove in the car and before she could pack them in her luggage.

She had never turned anything on a lathe, so we worked together, with a little coaching and some demonstrating from Dad, we came out with 3 cute little ornaments that she painted and decorated by her own design, and added a small brass screweye. Her smile says it all for me. I think I will refine the templates we used and make several for gifts for Christmas next year.

Merry Christmas to all my LJ friends around the world!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.





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mafe

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 03:31 PM

It looks so wonderful, the time spend togethet and the smile on Lauras face – I’m sure you had a wonderful time.
Such fine ornaments too, there will be a happy Godchild with no doubt.
And as the child I am, I could not help to notice the wonderful little holder you use for painting, this one will be perfect for easter eggs also, have to make me one.
Marry Christmas to the whole family, thank you for a wonderful year, and all the smiles you gave me!
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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dpow

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 03:33 PM

It is great to see a chance to share your woodworking abilities with someone else, especially your daughter. Maybe it is a start to bigger projects together in the future. Merry Christmas!

-- Doug

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 03:39 PM

You guys did good. The best part is doing it together. Pretty girl. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 03:53 PM

Merry Chrismas Ken
to you and all off your fammily :-)
thank´s for taking your time to share such a moment with us
the smiles tells it all :-)
and clever little holder you have there to the ornaments when painting

take care
Dennis

Pssst, you still have a few hours before the weihnachts Dinner so you have time make a new
holder with pictures and tease Mads with it …LOL LOL

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#5 posted 12-24-2010 04:07 PM

Ken,

Guessing your smile was too big to fit into the picture. Great to see a family doing a craft together. For not ever turning on the lathe before she made some very cute ornaments.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 04:44 PM

The good stuff like that is what this time of year so great. Merry Christmas!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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tdv

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#7 posted 12-24-2010 05:50 PM

Christmas blessings to you all Ken Your daughters’ smile says it all, great presents too
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Eric in central Florida

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#8 posted 12-24-2010 05:58 PM

THAT is the stuff Christmas fun is made from.
Great job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 12-24-2010 06:22 PM

That is great. I am all choked up.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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canadianchips

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#10 posted 12-24-2010 06:24 PM

Das ist sehr freundlich von Ihnen.
Dankeschön

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Div

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#11 posted 12-24-2010 09:24 PM

That is one proud and happy daughter you have there Ken! Well done on sharing, with her and with us.

I wish an enjoyable and safe festive season to you, Heidi, Laura and all your other loved ones!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 12-24-2010 09:57 PM

Nothing like family for the holidays.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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BigTiny

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#13 posted 12-25-2010 12:04 AM

A daughter that is both a beauty and a wood worker?
You are truly blessed!

A very merry Christmas to you and yours.

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

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tinnman65

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#14 posted 12-25-2010 01:13 AM

Nice looking ornaments! Merry Christmas!!!!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#15 posted 12-25-2010 07:19 PM

Having spent 2 years in Germany including 1 Christmas we found that a large percent of the ornaments used by the Germans were small wooden one. Some resembled toys some from winter themes like a sleight and we still hang a few on out tree 34 years later. note there were seldom finished in any way just plain wood very light colored, probably fir.

Merry Christmas and a big well done to Laura

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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