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Our (store bought) nativity set was lost when my house flooded. I think this new one in mesquite works better anyhow!

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 930 days ago

Good job it looks super.

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jbirmingham

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#2 posted 929 days ago

Looks great. Irene flooded my uninsured house pretty hard in August. We have the house put back together-we were out for 8 weeks, and now I am enjoying a resurgence in my woodworking making items for our rebuilt home. I never realized how devastating flooding could be. Glad to see your home looks wonderful.

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dustyal

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#3 posted 929 days ago

Nice! We have the ceramic folks, animals, and manger, but no stable. I was thinking of creating something from natural materials. Your design and scale will do nicely. thanks.

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thiel

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#4 posted 929 days ago

jbirmingham: we got lucky with our flood—it only hit the basement and stopped an inch below the main floor (there was water inside the smoke detectors). Also, the house had flooded before we moved in, so we were sorta mentally prepared for it. Having been through the cleanup, I know how hard it is and I can’t imagine how hard it would be if it had hit the main floor of my house. Good luck to you, and hang in there.

As for the nativity, it’s sorta hard to see from the photo, but I tried to use natural edges wherever I could. There’s no joinery per se… just glued butt joints with some reinforcing strips. The piece is size so that our figurines brush their hats in the inside of the lower ceiling. Also, I picked up some small “flicker” lights from the craft store so it lights the inside and looks like a small fire has been lit. Works well.

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