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Project by Chris Peroni posted 249 days ago 3549 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This crescent moon photo prop was a belated birthday present for my wife. She’d been asking for this for some time and a couple of weeks ago, just after her birthday, I finally got around to making it.

No screws or nails for the moon itself – just construction adhesive. Pic 3 shows the hidden support stand the moon rests on (screws and adhesive used for this). Crescents are pressboard, everything else is pine. As you may well have guessed, the 1st pic was taken by my wife, who is a photographer.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato





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Andy

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#1 posted 249 days ago

Great looking prop, nice design and workmanship.
The photo is adorable :-)

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#2 posted 249 days ago

Just adorable.

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#3 posted 249 days ago

Very cool Chris, what a great project and a very cute daughter….well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 249 days ago

That is totally adorable! Nice design,well thought out and executed! A top notch!

-- "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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Diwayne

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#5 posted 249 days ago

my daughter is too. I build her props also. This is cool.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Chris Peroni

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#6 posted 249 days ago

Thank you everyone. The baby in the pic is indeed cute! – but not mine lol (although she certainly is someone’s daughter ;) )

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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HerbC

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#7 posted 248 days ago

Great project.

I need to make one for my daughter.

Did you have a pattern? If so, where did you get it?

If not from a pattern, how about a little more info, dimensions, etc…

Thanks and once again a great project.

Herb

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Chris Peroni

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#8 posted 248 days ago

Hi Herb,

No pattern for this one – surfed the web and made some assumptions from pictures I found, along with my wife’s thoughts on the average size of a newborn. I’ll list some measurements for reference.

Wood slats across the middle are 1.5” wide, .5” thick, 1’ long
21” from one end of the slats straight across to the other (basically the diameter)

Moons are 27” in diameter. Point to point for each moon is about a 14” span
Moon was drawn freehand on a large piece of paper, outside edge is circular with a flat cut across the bottom. For the inside curve we toyed around with it until we liked the general shape. Transferred finished moon to cardboard as a stencil.

Not much to go on, I know – sorry. As with many off the cuff projects, I kind of piece it together in my head, rather than lay it all out with complete plans before hand.

hth,
Cheers

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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