Christmas Day project

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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 12-26-2007 04:13 AM 2185 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No rest for the weary, not even Christmas Eve and Christmas day. After opening presents we went to the shop and spent the day on this project. We got this order way back in the summer and were told they would be back at Christmas to pick it up. We procrastinated all summer and finally got around to it last week. It is made from sassafras and smells wonderful. Each piece is a solid 2” thick board, legs are 3 inches thick. It is It is 54 inches wide and is not light. You should have seen the log he sawed it from! I think it was about 3 ft. across at the stump. They wanted it so it can be hauled back home broke down and they will put it back together when they get it home. I am not sure what the “Blood Babies” means but I know they were triplets and I think 2 died at birth. We didn’t think that black paint in the letters would look right here so we decided to burn them and the angels with a woodburning pen. That took much longer and was harder but I am still convinced it looks better that way. I used a v-groove bit for the letters and a flat bottom 1/4 inch but for the angels. It is all done with the hand router, just following the pencil lines from my pattern.


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Pete Santos

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 06:13 AM

Magnificent – I will definitely include an item like this in my garden when I finally retire.

Bought a 2.5 acre property and I already have some 2 and 3 inch slabs of Port Orford Cedar sticked and air drying. Retirement for me is at least 14 years away. It’s stuff like this one that keeps me motivated to get to retirement.

Again, that is a magnificent piece – Very well done.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 09:57 PM

Really a nice piece, and nice description. Thanks!

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

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 10:45 PM

Great piece. Nice art work with the router.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 04:44 AM

Congratulation on the completion. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 02:42 PM

talk about leaving it until the last minute!!! :)
end result: priceless.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 02:54 PM

I’m with you. I’m one of the worlds greatest procrastinators. Nothing like having a deadline. Great work.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 03:25 PM

The bench came out wonderful.

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#8 posted 12-28-2007 03:09 PM


-- Jiri

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#9 posted 06-19-2008 05:52 AM

I think all your projects are great. I have a lot of fun making this kind of furniture. This is a special one.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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