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Project by David posted 12-10-2012 07:22 PM 1714 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Using the free plans from http://woodgears.ca/reindeer/plans.html I made this guy in about an hour of total time. I plan on making a bunch more to give away as Christmas gifts, this was the first one to get the technique down. Wood is from a scrap piece of 4×4 construction lumber resawed in half.

If you want a project to improve your bandsaw skills, this is a good one. I used a 1/4” raker blade, which was tough in some of the tighter turns. After finishing the first one I immediately bought a 1/8” blade, hopefully that will make the small turns easier.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/





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Surfside

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 08:12 PM

Perfectly done. Btw, what’s your bandsaw?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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David

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 08:19 PM

It’s only perfect from a distance :) Thanks for the compliment though.

The bandsaw is a Grizzly G1073 16” model. Beast of a saw, too bad they discontinued them.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 10:15 PM

Looks pretty darn good to me

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

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 10:18 PM

Nah, you’re too modest. Excellent work!

http://www.sawblade.com

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Paul Pomerleau

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 11:14 PM

Nicely done.
This was one of the first things I did when I got a band saw,
but mine didn’t turn out as nice as yours.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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Popsnsons

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 04:42 PM

David…nice job. You can improve the turning radius by adding a Carter Stabilizer to your bandsaw.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/carter_bandsaw_stabilizer.htm

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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David

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 04:45 PM

I’ll have to look into that, looks like it basically constrains the back of the blade to keep it from twisting. Thanks for the suggestion.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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