My Christmas Tree

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Project by mreagleeyes posted 12-07-2012 02:01 PM 7488 views 71 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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#1 posted 12-07-2012 02:09 PM

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

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 02:43 PM

Collosal project.Just awsome.Very original idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 02:51 PM

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

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 03:46 PM

Very cool idea, looks beautiful lit up.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 05:23 PM

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 12-07-2012 05:47 PM

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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#7 posted 12-07-2012 10:02 PM

Awesome, but please keep an extinguisher near by!

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 10:42 PM

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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#9 posted 12-07-2012 10:58 PM

very cool tree

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 12-08-2012 12:14 AM

Looks awesome.

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#11 posted 12-08-2012 12:53 AM

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 12-08-2012 01:40 AM

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 12-08-2012 02:19 AM

This would look awesome in my front yard.

-- God is good..All the time

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#14 posted 12-08-2012 06:13 AM

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

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#15 posted 12-08-2012 06:21 AM

Very cool!

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

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