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Forum topic by EPJartisan posted 12-18-2012 09:42 PM 954 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EPJartisan

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12-18-2012 09:42 PM

Maybe we should have a Workshop Chat forum, for places regarding woodworking but more topically social.

Like a lot of you.. November is not really the time of shopping, but the time of making gifts for the holidays.
I have read so far of LumberJocks making ornaments and keepsakes.. and the such…. I have been making Yarn spinning spindles for my mother… wooden gifts for my husband’s work associates…. and chocolates faces of the friends I have sculpted over the last year… and a TV stand for my parents TV/VCR… and a wand and case of Ipe for one of my Patrons… too much..

What holiday things have YOU been working on for those special people?

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."


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#1 posted 12-18-2012 09:47 PM

sawdust-filled pouches as lucky charms.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 09:55 PM

yeah!! I have always wanted to do something with all the dust I make.. LOL

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 09:59 PM

;)

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 10:00 PM

I’m seriously thinking about making a press of sorts to press the sawdust into pellets (with a bit of parrafin mixed in) for the fireplace. Mind you, at the place I work for, we also sell fireplace hardware, firewood and composite “firewood” made of aggregated wood fibers. QED.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 10:08 PM

That’s a very cool idea! Why not grilling bricks as well… hmmm.. get some smoky flavor of black cherry in there.. I may test them out my my father-in-law…

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 10:12 PM

You get the point ;) as for the christmas gifts, I’m still going with wooden pens :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 10:13 PM

(seems like all the other LJs are busy in their shops! maybe at dinner time you’ll get more answers ^^)

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 10:30 PM

Lots of cutting boards! They are drying all over my shop!

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 12:48 AM

Yep, cutting boards for family members that I’ve never made one for.

And a few simple clocks for some co-workers.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 01:12 AM

Been fiddlin with some bandsaw boxes, some turnings of this n that.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 01:17 AM

Sister and sis-in-law are getting matching cutting boards and rolling pins, daughter and nephew are getting step stools that convert to chairs. I’ve made 3 rocking dinosaurs for christmas giveaways which I think the good Lord has stepped into the distribution of. Originally all three were to go to the church but the morning of delivery it was discovered that one had been knocked over and lost a large spot of green paint so it didn’t make the cut. The next day we found out this family just lost all their christmas gifts in a fire where they were storing them. Their 2yr old will be getting the now repainted third dino.
My wife is getting a scrap book, the cover will be curly mahogany with purpleheart edging and I’m working on the hinge design now.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 01:29 AM

I have the shelves done for grandsons. The kitchen cabinet for my wife, the dresser for stepson and nightstands for daughter and her husband Will be done by monday. I also have 2 benches for a customer, a archery rack for another and a small jewelry box to finish as well. I guess the usual :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 01:52 AM

Only two wood gifts this year. I made a box for my granddaughter (I did a blog on it) and a clock for my son and his fiance. Seems there is never enough time to get as much as I want to get done. Maybe I should start earlier in the year?

That is a nice looking cutting board, Joe.

-- Mike

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 02:03 AM

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#15 posted 12-19-2012 04:24 AM

Love it all..cutting boards…he he I had my year of them a while back.. feels great to give something made with one’s own hands regardless what it is… nice stuff for the wife, Don. My mother put in her order over the summer “just in case I needed more time” for her gifts. I might be finished with everything by new years.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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