Santa's helpers were busy last night!

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Randy, my trusty side kick wanted to make his 17 nephews and nieces something handmade so we spent the day cutting out their names or favorite sports team on the bandsaw.

Bandsaws are a blast for making names and christmas gifts.

Randy posing for a picture – Holy crap! He must be proud of his work!

The blade broke while making the packers name! Bandsaw must be from chicago. Go bears!

The Reed and Randy show – we always do nice work. not much of it these days….but it’s nice.

We had fun making them. Now it’s Miller/ Bud time.

Merry Christmas Lumberjocks!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 at 10:02 AM

WELL I can see you made a few good one GO COWBOYS LOL. NO great work and good beer.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 at 10:09 AM

WHAT?!? No Saints?!? You guys forgot one! Awesome job on those. You done good.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 at 10:17 AM

Cute idea…....think I will try to work up something for my wife along those lines!

Finally finished the Snowy Village erector set… helps disguise wires and enables multi-level terrain, all hidden beneath cotton batten. Will try to get it posted….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 at 01:13 PM

Nice picks for sunday nite, what’s the spread? Nice Work.

-- Marty Ohio

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 at 04:13 PM

Very nice, but no Vikings, as if they deserve it!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 at 05:13 PM

great fun and nice job. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 at 05:16 PM

Thats a lot of work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 at 10:47 PM

Do you use a template for the letters or is it hand sketched then cut?

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 at 07:50 AM

Thanks everyone,
I’m a Saints fan too because Drew Brees went to my Highschool in Austin Texas. But this time was set aside to
help a friend so I’ll have to make one later.

Jim, looking forward to seeing your project.
BTW – I asked my wife if she wanted me to make her one and she said, No thanks. I have something else in mind for you to buy me.
90 bucks for 3 oz. of something with the word toilette in the name. But it smells alot better than poplar.

No templates, all drawn freehand. I use to do drawings for signs and T shirts back in the 70s with this style of font so it’s familiar to me and works great. These were for kids mostly so we kept it simple and fun.
Having a table delt sander really helps too.

Vikings?.......please. This is Bear country. but I’m only 5 minutes from Wisconsin border so I like the Packers too.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 at 07:14 PM

well done. can’t beat a handmade gift.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 at 09:41 PM

Hey, I am nearly done with a gift involving a sign for Sherie, thanks to your inspriation. Much different, but as soon as I saw this I got the idea. Should be done tomorrow…..will try to blog it, but I am really behind there….......

Merry Christmas all….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 at 03:33 PM

Looks like a wonderful way to spend a day.
Lots of fun and gift – ohhh yes and beers!
Best of my thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 at 03:35 PM

I don’t see one with go Alistair go LOL. Well done guys .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 12-27-2011 at 07:50 PM

If you’re going to make something to make them happy, you’ve got to have fun making them, right? I’d help you with the Bud!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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