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Project by mreagleeyes posted 583 days ago 3535 views 66 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings all.

It’s that time of year again and thought that I would attempt a Tree of my own, my father made a similar one when I was a child and thought it was my turn to make one.
I am always saddened come January time and see all the discarded Christmas Trees left out for the refuse collection.
It’s constructed of 18mm Birch Plywood, managed to get the whole lot from one sheet @1220mm x 2440mm, that’s a British standard sheet size, is it the same in America?, 8’x4’.
I was slightly concerned about the potential of a fire but carried out a burn test on, managed to get the candle directly under the Ply at 72mm and still no fire, it was more of a self assurance measure than anything else. I would never leave the tree unattended and at the same time would only light half the candles at any one time.
I’ve included a technical drawing as I know we all love them.
Hope you like and a very merry Christmas to all.





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IndianJoe

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#1 posted 583 days ago

love it looks like some thing I can make out of pallet wood nice

-- Nimkee** Joe

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majuvla

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#2 posted 583 days ago

Collosal project.Just awsome.Very original idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BGW

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#3 posted 583 days ago

I love what you’ve done. Thanks so much for sharing. The older I get, the more I appreciate the concept that woodworking is as much about passing our love of the sawdust down to the next generation. Hopefully your father’s inspiration will continue to be a family tradition for the generations to come.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#4 posted 583 days ago

Very cool idea, looks beautiful lit up.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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DouginVa

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#5 posted 583 days ago

Looks great when it’s all lit up, but that’s a hell of a lot of candles to light. If those tea candles only burned for a longer period of time. Nice idea.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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Paulo in Texas

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#6 posted 583 days ago

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing. If we hadn’t bought a tree already I would make one of these. For those worried about fires, one could easily replace those candles with led tea lights.

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redmen

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#7 posted 582 days ago

Awesome, but please keep an extinguisher near by!

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WoodGoddess

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#8 posted 582 days ago

Nice to know I’m not the only one in the Christmas spirit!!! :-) I made mine out of shims!!!

Click for details

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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eddie

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#9 posted 582 days ago

very cool tree

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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LeroyTheLips

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#10 posted 582 days ago

Looks awesome.

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Christophret

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#11 posted 582 days ago

Very, very nice.
My wife saw it and now im in trouble. Thanks.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 582 days ago

Love it! Awesome job and way to think out of the box.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#13 posted 582 days ago

This would look awesome in my front yard.

-- God is good..All the time

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Mip

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#14 posted 582 days ago

Now that is hip! I’ll be making one of these.

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#15 posted 582 days ago

Very cool!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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