Christmas stocking holder

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Project by Grant Libramento posted 12-31-2012 04:08 AM 1944 views 21 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a small workshop project to interest my visiting grandkids. Had to finish it within the two day visit. Decided on this simple holder designed to set on the fireplace mantel. Straightforward but the major challenge for them was the highly visible hand cut dovetail joint. Used poplar to make the dovetail cutting easier. They got to use bandsaw for the curves and lathe for the turned peg. Results OK. I’m certain their next dovetails will be even better.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 04:38 AM

Great holders…

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 04:41 AM

Very smart ,nice work.

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 05:15 AM

Love the dove tails and just proves simplicity still works

-- Norman

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 11:29 AM

glad to see a post from you..& you got time to spend with the grandkids & pass on your love of woodworking.
Happy New Year.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 12:05 PM

Nice. I like the “hidden hook” design.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 01:28 PM

Nicely done. Great work on those dovetails and I too really like the design.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 05:02 PM

What a good Grandpa you are, these kids will remember making these till they have grandkids them selves.
And from over here it looks like a fine job on the learning curve and pride.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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