|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 12-02-2011 04:10 PM||1760 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I am finally done, 43 individual reindeer! What started out as a way of training me on the used of my band-saw escalated into a herd production. Now my grown children and our grandchildren have a set of Reindeer including the infamous Rudolph the Red Nose reindeer.
The cedar wood I used was salvaged from my neighbors deck. They were loading the worn decking onto their trailer headed for the local landfill, I scarfed it up before they pull away. The last picture is the pair of reindeer I made for them in appreciation for their donation. No, the antler-less one is not a mistake, it’s a doe and yes I know both male and female reindeer have antlers but the doe losses her’s after calving (i.e. Rudolph). ;-D
The smaller sets (3) all have tree hanging hooks attached so they can be used a Christmas Tree ornaments.
Back the the original task, YES I did learn how to use my Jet 18” band-saw, and I did learn a lot on technique!
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction