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Project by Dale posted 11-29-2011 08:29 PM 1503 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this for my granddaughters Sarah and Emily. This is the third one I’ve made over the past several years. I expanded this project from the original plan by making the base larger and adding a Christmas tree and small packages I bought at a hobby shop. I also put a piece of plexiglass in the chimmney to keep Santa from falling out as he decends the Chimmney. Fun project.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.





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Tim Christensen

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 03:55 PM

Thats really cool. I take it you pull the blocks out and Santa goes down the chimmney, do the blocks stay in the chimmney or do you take them completely out?

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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JeffG

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 07:27 PM

Looks like a lot of fun … and a lot of work.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY

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lizardhead

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 09:12 PM

My aunt had a countdown very close to yours. I made one earlier. I put a dado down the length to insert a rail, the Santa Claus was attached to the rail with a dowel. I am not seeing how yours works exactly. Looks good

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Dale

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 03:36 AM

Tim they just come out far enough to let Santa by, Jeff, your right they are alot of work. Lizardhead, just pull Dec. 1 out a little and Santa leans to the right, pull Dec. 2 out a little and he falls to the next set and etc.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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MarkJ

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 03:12 PM

I like this design this much more than the traditional drawers/doors with candy (my kids may not agree with that).

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