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Project by MasterSergeant posted 12-02-2011 04:10 PM 1652 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Lidiya Blaznina

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 04:17 PM

Very nice…

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 04:22 PM

love it! Are you going to make a sleigh to go with that arrangement on the right?

-- Ryan

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 04:27 PM

The sleigh is a thought but not now, I have way too many other projects in need attention.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 04:39 PM

The term muscle memory must be ringing a loud and clear bell for you about right now. You will never forget
how to bandsaw a reindeer. Great way to learn the techniques of operating a tool, and at just the right time.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 04:41 PM

Looks like you are building a reindeer army. They look good and it seems like you have been very busy getting ready for Christmas. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Hallmark

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 07:39 PM

Well done, way to stick with it.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 11:46 PM

Looks like my development overflowing with deer. You have a much better herd of deer than we have where culling is being considered! Hope your family has a good time with your little masterpieces.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Lloe

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#8 posted 12-02-2011 11:48 PM

Good Job. Thats a big herd. Gotta love the bandsaw.
Larry

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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Jim

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#9 posted 12-03-2011 01:08 AM

Nice job, did you get the pattern from a 3d site?

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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MasterSergeant

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#10 posted 12-03-2011 01:42 AM

Jim and to all, thanks for all the positive remarks, means a great deal to me.

The inspiration for this project came from Wood Gears

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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KOVA

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#11 posted 12-03-2011 03:19 AM

MasterSergeant:
Great production and great skill with cedar !!!!!! Keep it up !!!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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MasterSergeant

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#12 posted 12-03-2011 03:43 PM

Thanks everyone for stopping by and looking and commenting on my project. Thanks to Lumber Jocks for the terrifice tribute of the “Daily Top 3” badge!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#13 posted 12-04-2011 04:36 PM

Well done.

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MasterSergeant

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 05:26 PM

I really wanted to see just how “big” I could go and not loose its “cuteness”. This guy is 2-5/8” wide and 13-1/2” tall at the antler. I think I could go even larger…......................well maybe later.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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