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Project by blockhead posted 01-30-2012 07:27 PM 2419 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few things I made for family and friends at Christmas. The second picture is a simple version of candle holders degoose posted a while back. The third pic is an idea from Houtje using up small scraps and cutoffs. The clock was made for my nephew’s girlfriend’s parents.
As normal, that time of year doesn’t really afford one much time, so these simple projects were perfect as far as that goes and they were all well received.
As always, thanks for looking and any comments/critiques are appreciated.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 07:43 PM

They all look great Brad. I will take on your advice about simpler Christmas gift projects as it makes a lot of sense to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 07:46 PM

Great projects Brad, really like all of them! Wood combinations are right on. The candle holder in the 4th picture with 2 candles in it, is the actual candle holder just glued into the 2 support legs, or is there a spline or something? Wonderful ideas here and I can imagine that everyone was very happy to receive one!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 07:51 PM

Good looking stuff, Brad. I particularly like the clock.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 07:57 PM

I only wish my people wanted simpler things. Mine seem to like large furniture.

Your pieces are beautiful. Love the selection.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 07:58 PM

Nice Brad.
I too like the 4th pic with the glass holders. The dowels add a nice touch.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 08:07 PM

Great examples of using up scrap!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#7 posted 01-30-2012 09:41 PM

Wow Brad you have been a busy man. Nice work buddy.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 10:10 PM

A credit to simplicity.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 01-31-2012 12:14 AM

that’s a lotta really nice odds n ends. the wood combos are all very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 01-31-2012 01:24 AM

Beautiful work, Brad.

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#11 posted 01-31-2012 02:27 AM

Thanks a lot LJ’s! I appreciate the kind words and another thanks to degoose and Houtje.

@ Gene- Nope, no splines were needed. The legs sit snuggly in a dado about 3/8” deep with a little glue.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 01-31-2012 02:55 AM

Great work on all of them will make great gifts!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 02-01-2012 04:59 PM

Wow! Looks like ribbon candy. Very nice use of colors, these are fun and eye catching.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 02-02-2012 03:47 AM

Thank you Ken and Andy

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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