|Project by Don Johnson||posted 11-10-2012 03:03 PM||3709 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
As mentioned in my last couple of projects, the last items to be included for my stall at my wife’s village Christmas Fair are these reindeer, made using the method and pattern from Matthias Wandel – http://woodgears.ca/reindeer
Here in the UK, one of the most popular Christmas songs is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, so I used red map pins for the noses – and Avril added the bows. They look very cute.
Careful slicing on a bandsaw enables two 2D versions to be created from the side pieces left after cutting out the 3D shape.
I used some Cedar Danish Oil to give a suitable colour, but the deer were made from some scraps of tanalised wood left over after making a storage box for water bottles in the village churchyard, which explains why one side of each of the 2D versions has a definite greenish tinge !
I also found a couple of bandsaw boxes left over from last year, so – hopefully – I should have enough ‘stuff’ to make a reasonable display.
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk