Christmas gift for Christmas this year

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Project by woodman71 posted 08-29-2012 01:12 AM 2218 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi made these stocking candy dishes for Christmas . I started early this year because last year things got in the way and I ran out of time. I felt bad on Christmas day and making some more things to give this year too. There made out of hard maple and paduak with 5 coat of polyurethane. I made six of them I was going for the look of real stocking i think it looks pretty close what do you guys think. The maple is for the white on the stocking and padauk is for red part. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 01:38 AM

What are there dimensions and how did you glue the two woods together? Will expansion of the woods be an issue?
I do like them and I think they could be something nice to copy for this Christmas.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 02:49 AM

Smart to start early. Just pains me how fast it’s coming.

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

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 02:51 AM

These are great ! Christmas in August, you must work for Costco (saw Christmas stuff in there earlier this month) !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 03:01 AM

Those are awesome sir! Did you drill out blanks? or route them?

-- MrHart

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 05:33 AM

I think you got it perfect on the color woodman!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 11:50 AM

Very nice!

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 12:41 PM

Those look great!

Did you use the pattern from Eagle America? How did you like it? I’m about to pull the trigger on a number of their holiday patterns.

- Keith

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 02:40 PM

Holidays are really coming! Too many projects for Christmas :)

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 06:24 PM

Beautifull.Outstanding.Realy nice idea and choice of wood to do this project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 09:49 PM

The colors look great. Awesome job!

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 11:17 PM

Well thanks everyone for looking and yes Keiths i did get the template at eagle America. I like them but i took 3/4 mdf and use the template to make a template if that makes since . I did it for two raise one so if i lift the router up by mistake and hit the sides i don’t have to buy other template just make one the other is for thickness of 3/4 mdf then the 1/4 template. It help with the routing process. Yes Mrhart i dill out the compartment first then routed them out it easier on the router and helps save the bit .

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