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    Getting close to Christmas!

    I thought I'd better get a few things done!!



    The one up front is the original design, the three unfinished ones are my modified design.
    Lots of sanding yet to do!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Very nice! In Zebrawood? I made a few of these in the fall, and like you I modified the design to give them four legs, a slightly rounded back of the head, and four prongs to the antlers. They were very popular gifts with the people I gave them to.

    Good stuff!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Very nice! In Zebrawood? I made a few of these in the fall, and like you I modified the design to give them four legs, a slightly rounded back of the head, and four prongs to the antlers. They were very popular gifts with the people I gave them to.

    Good stuff!
    No Zebra wood, just good old Douglas Fir!

    The backs are flat.




    I thought they were reindeer, but the way they are multiplying, maybe they are rabbits.....?


    Lots of hand sanding yet to do....
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    I got 18 done, used up a lot of wood, but that's OK, lots of sandpaper too, and some skin off my fingers and thumbs!
    I'm spraying a rattle can clear coat on them, I hope to get them done and out the door today or tomorrow, Christmas is coming after all!


    I hope that once the clear coat is dry they will only need a light buffing with a green scrubby pad and be done.


    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Hey Stu, Do you have the original plan or a link to it, please?
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

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    Here you go Tony, this is my modified design......

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    Just print it out then use a photocopier to size it to whatever wood you are using.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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    Those are awesome... what a cool gift. Are you going to give them away or maybe just field a team for santa's sleigh?

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    Thank you to both Stu and Paul. Got the tinkertoys out of the way, now I'm in the reindeer making business.

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    Those are pretty cool, Stu! Thanks for sharing!
    Billy B.

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