From Santa's workshop

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Project by hairy posted 11-13-2013 01:00 PM 1254 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I read that sassafras is traditional for bed making. It has a pleasant odor that is supposed to keep bugs and evil spirits away ensuring a good nights rest. Well, it at least it smells good.

This gave me fits for a while. I put on the finish before assembly and 1 of the pieces turned a different color than the rest. The piece I made to replace it didn’t fit as good as the original. Then there was when I went to drill for the dowels. I was thinking 1/2” deep, and used a 1/2” bit instead of 3/8”.

I was able to find someone to craft the bedding. She did a great job.

I made jigs for the dowels using MDF. 2 different ones gave me a 1/4” setback on the sides and bottom.

I used my lathe as a horizontal drill press. I put blue tape on the wood, then mark the tape.

I enjoy making the bears and they will light up a kids face for a little while.

I made this guy just in time for Halloween.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 01:28 AM

well done Hairy ..luv them all especially the bears

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 06:53 AM

HoHo is on his way

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 07:15 PM

Beautiful work on those adorable and fun toys. Kids will be thrilled to have those.

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