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    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Well I have just come up for some air but have three more gifts left to make for Christmas. With my sister and nephew up from Australia I had to make them something to take back that wasn't too big or heavy. Oh and there is one bird house finished off in this lot too. I did the big box for my son who reminds me that I have never given him the first of anything I have made ( gave the youngest something once and it obviously didn't sit well with the oldest.lol) So he gets the first one of these. It is cherry top and bottom and horse chestnut body. I did some tops for all the kids stockings and made them each a harry potter magic wand and then made my sister a small box out of a couple of glued up blocks of maple. The orniment is for her too.
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    Last edited by Drew Watson; 12-23-2010 at 11:30 PM.
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    Those are beauties Drew. I really like the lidded box. Great gifts.
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    Drew, I missed out on this one for some reason...and I really missed out. That's some good stuff dude...I really like that box, but the tops are amazing!! I know how you feel...my sister might make it here for Christmas and I'm stupid falling over myself...made a great pen and box...
    You did good!!! Anyone would be happy with a gift from your heart!
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    I just finished off the other kids gift but can't get a pic of it till later as the kids are arguing in the next room about how they argue Really it is priceless Anyways I will get a pic and post it later. Only 2 more gifts to think up and make and 5 bird house decorations to get finished off by tomorrow. One gift is going to be a candy dish top sit next to a computer for my step father and the other is the difficult one as it is for my other nephew in Australia that I have only seen twice. Might just scrap the turning idea and get him a T shirt.
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    Drew I love that lidded box, photo #1, and I love those tops. How do you color the wood all those different colors (and have it not bleed on the parts next to it?)?
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    Thanks I had my issues about that box as we had a little fight and I won !! Coloring the tops is easy Cynthia, Felt markers, then buff them with a wax and it makes them easy to clean with no color transfer ( or so they say) As these are the first ones I have done I am putting them to the test.
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    Drew you sure got the spinny thing down pat. And if that birdhouse was your first then you darn good.

    How about Yo yo's about time that craze was recycled again.

    I see LV has some nice Yo Yo kits

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...50,43243,50237

    or this one will give you an idea of how to make the less sophisticated ones.

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...50,43233,43235

    I will give one of your tops a try thanks for the inspiration.
    cheers

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    All the gifts are great but I have to agree with some of the others and give you an extra on the tops.
    Dennis

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    All you work looks great as usual!
    Gifts will be well received.

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    Great gifts all around, Drew. No rest for the wicked, eh?
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