|Project by TDSpade||posted 10-21-2012 07:02 PM||6596 views||13 times favorited||11 comments|
Had to try my hand at making these band saw reindeer. Then I needed a sleigh. After that a coworker wanted a set for his mother to paint up. Another coworker wanted just 7 reindeer. If I can find the time I’m going to turn a couple of trees on my lathe and make a small display just for fun.
Reindeer were cut from old nasty looking fir 2×4’s I had laying out in the weather, they are a little over 7 inches tall. The one tall reindeer is just over 9 inches tall cut from pine.
The sleighs are cut from blocks of glued up pine. The sleigh runners are quarter inch plywood. After I cut the sleighs out I cut off both sides. Then cut out the middle parts of the sleighs, and using a half inch chisel I cut quarter inch by half inch slots on both sides of the sleighs to for the runners. I glued the sides back on. Sanded everything smooth, and then installed the runners.
I almost made the sleighs into band saw boxes. But decided not to. After seeing blackie’s band saw box sleighs I wish had.
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