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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 12-06-2013 10:35 PM 1178 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to try my hand at making snowflake ornaments after watching Steve Ramsey’s YouTube video. Overall, pretty straightforward and a good use of lumber leftover from other projects. These will be sent along with Christmas cards this year.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 10:43 PM

I like that!

Could you giive more detail on how you made them?

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 11:17 PM

They’re great!!!!!!!!! I made some last year. Passed them out everywhere I went.
Try making them out of 5/4 they come out twice the size.!!!

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 11:21 PM

Ocelot,
I followed Steve’s directions in his video. The link to the video is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW5r4gVrtZQ
If you have trouble accessing the video let me know and I’ll send you a message with more details.
Once you set up the jigs you can quickly make a batch of the snowflakes and its easy to vary the design.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 05:05 AM

Very cool .nice work.

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 01:16 PM

Very nice Roger.

I made a bunch of those many many years ago. I used different router bits to do the different cuts – adds some interest. I also made some mobiles with them since once you have one, you have a hundred.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3274

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 01:34 PM

I so want to make some of these. Unfortunately, I don’t have a band saw. Any chance there is a way to cut these without one? I think a table saw would be too aggressive. Nice job!

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Roger Gaborski

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#7 posted 12-07-2013 03:25 PM

Steve,
I was planning on using the router, but at the start of the project the switch on my Bosch router died and I was too impatient to wait for the replacement. After looking at yours I probably should have waited. Great job.

Jeff,
I believe the bandsaw is really a requirement, but I didn’t try the table saw. The tips would probably break off. Maybe someone else tried the table saw method?

Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 03:31 PM

That’s a nice lot of ornaments and I bet you enjoyed making them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 08:09 PM

These came out awesome!!!

I’ve been considering doing this project as well. I really enjoy Steve’s videos.

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 04:49 AM

I made a few dozen this year for the wife to put on wreaths. Most of the cuts are done on the table saw. You only use the band saw to slice off the individual flakes. They are fun to make

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 07:30 PM

But they are all alike…huh… I thought snowflakes were all different just like fingerprints… lol… well done sir… may try some myself..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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