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Project by rooster posted 12-27-2007 12:43 AM 5030 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a whole lot of woodworking here. I just used a jig saw to cut out patterns from a 1/2 sheet of plywood. A little primer and paint finished the jobs. I attached 2 conduit clips to the back of each character. Hammer a piece of rebar into the ground, slide the character over the rebar, go back inside and watch football. Holiday decorating made easy.

I’ll continue to add a few each year until I get the entire set.





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Karson

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 02:20 AM

You going to make one for football season also.

Looks great. Nice 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 11:51 AM

Very clever and well done. Bet it was a hit in the neighborhood.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 12:10 PM

Charlie Brown Christmas. Neat idea.

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 02:22 PM

“made easy”—well you made it SOUND easy… but I’m still back at “jigsaw” ... well done!
right out of the comics.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 02:51 PM

A Chistmas Classic! Looks great and very classy unlike the blow up yard junk freaks around my house…LOL The characters look very, very good. Excellent job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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tjscott

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 04:36 PM

These are great pieces. Just curious, did you find plans for the characters or design them yourself? I would love to build the characters from the traditional Grinch story, but cannot find any plans.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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rooster

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 04:41 PM

Tom,

I found simple pictures on the net (simple as in not a lot of colors or odd angles). I imported the pics into Autocad and adjusted them to be about 3 ft tall. I then used the spline function to trace the pics. I took the file to Kinkos and used their plotter to print out the characters. Then I traced the patterns onto the plywood.

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tjscott

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 05:33 PM

Excellent. That’s what I needed to know. Now I can plan my next steps.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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