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    Making Christmas gifts?

    Since Stu reminds us of how many days till Christmas.....I was wondering who is making gifts (wood) to give to family?

    I've been so busy lately I doubt I get to the shop to make anything, although my wifes oak sewing cabinet is almost done, which might be the only thing I do.....who out there will be, and what will you be making?
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    my husband is making these for Christmas gifts
    the top and bottom are cedar
    the middle is Cyprus and it is hollow

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    Getting into the box swap has got me excited in box making. So I think there will be a few family members will be getting boxes With the economic situation I know that I will be making many gifts instead of purchacing them. Did a few custom frames around digital picture viewers last year which were big hits so hopefully these will be appriciated also.

    Tom

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    I don't think I'll be making anything, I'm laid up right now, and the shipping dates for surface shipping are coming up real soon.

    I guess I'll be doing some online shopping for my family in Canada

    Good luck everyone with your projects, and you know we would all like to see them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I don't think I'll be making anything, I'm laid up right now, and the shipping dates for surface shipping are coming up real soon.


    You? King of the Christmas Reminders?

    I THOUGHT YOU Were done already and were just trying to shame the rest of us into doing things!!!!

    Whew! I don't feel so bad anymore.

    I've made a few pens, and a couple of cutting boards.

    I'm with Tom, I'll probably gear up and make a few boxes as well and try to get those out.

    Oh, and I recently got a new boss, so time to put together a nice pen and send it out for, um, Brownie Points? (Had to edit my first 5 adjectives for this)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post


    You? King of the Christmas Reminders?

    I THOUGHT YOU Were done already and were just trying to shame the rest of us into doing things!!!!

    Whew! I don't feel so bad anymore.

    I've made a few pens, and a couple of cutting boards.

    I'm with Tom, I'll probably gear up and make a few boxes as well and try to get those out.

    Oh, and I recently got a new boss, so time to put together a nice pen and send it out for, um, Brownie Points? (Had to edit my first 5 adjectives for this)...
    I told you before, I'm not just reminding you guys

    My problem is I make stuff, that is "Stock" for Christmas, but the next thing you know, there is a birthday, an anniversary etc and my lovely wife gives my stock away

    I also did not expect to be laid up for six weeks
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    Every year, one of my New Years Resolutions is to 'get started early' so that I can have a stockpile.

    Never seems to work out that way

    I feel for you. 6 Weeks! Wow, that's a long time to be holed up.

    Maybe you could take up Origami and make some folded paper ornaments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...Maybe you could take up Origami and make some folded paper ornaments?
    Oh darn! If only Stu was living somewhere that he could learn a culturally-rooted craft like origami.
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    Probably NOT this year. I'm so far behind on my "To Do" list, I still think the 4 th of July is a couple of months away.

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