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Forum topic by richgreer posted 11-26-2010 11:06 PM 1205 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2010 11:06 PM

Just curious – What kinds of items are you making as Christmas gifts this year?

I’m doing some rolling pins, cheese boards, a bible box, bird feeder and the big item is a rocking horse.

I’m still trying to think of the just right items for a niece and nephew ages 12 and 7.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 11-26-2010 11:29 PM

I’m building trebuchet’s for my nephews . still don’t know what for the girls.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#2 posted 11-26-2010 11:29 PM

hey rich, ive got a rocking horse i need to make also…is yours going to be pretty fancy or more on the simpler side…i need to try to make one that can be taken apart to some extent and taken back on the air plane if possible…are using plans or designing it on your own…....questions questions….lol….....the other things im doing is a desk sign for my son and i think im going to make some utensils for my daughter in law…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-26-2010 11:56 PM

Im still debating… I might do a toybox for my brother…to replace atleast 1 of the over sized plastic tuperware containers…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#4 posted 11-27-2010 12:06 AM

Turned several potpourri bowls with the pewter lids for BOSS, sisters, neices and friends. Also turned 4 sets of holders for confetti lamps for my sisters & neices. Plan to post pics when I get them taken.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 11-27-2010 12:36 AM

grizzman – I used the phrase “rocking horse” as a generic description of something that holds a child and rocks. The actual design will be a rocking airplane like I saw in the projects section recently.

The father of the recipient is a real “airplane guy” who has a degree in aeronautical engineering. I will be inspired by the work our fellow LJ did but I will freely modify the design and “do my own thing”. You can be certain that it will no be painted pink.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 11-27-2010 12:36 AM

Ratcheting candlestands for most. I am also building a spool cabinet for my girl friends sewing room. Should have the construction complete by mid next week and then on to the finish work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 11-27-2010 12:39 AM

The only gift born in my shop this year will be the guitar I made for my oldest son back in August. I’m working on a tube amp for the guitar, but I have no intention of finishing in time for Christmas.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#8 posted 11-27-2010 01:48 AM

Building one of these for the wife in walnut and curly maple.

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#9 posted 11-27-2010 02:29 AM

Serving trays and pens

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 11-27-2010 03:36 AM

A big full body mirror that will attach to the wall . It will be aprox. 5’ tall and 3’wide made of cherry. I’ll post pics when it’s done…...............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#11 posted 11-27-2010 03:58 AM

Working on a few things this year: a tongue drum, a swan wine basket, dresser boxes for the girls, pencil boxes, secret boxes, band saw boxes, puzzle boxes, and a handful of scroll saw projects, just lots of little things

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#12 posted 11-27-2010 09:28 AM

Not so much for someone else, but someone told me they might be getting me a Black Powder Pistol kit for the holiday… so in turn, i think I am going to build them a gun cabinet/display….if I can muster the courage.. As it seems daunting…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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