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    I just finished these yesterday. I made about 75 of them, all solid wood Oak and Walnut.
    I'll give them to friends and family.


    The picture I started out with sure looked better than it did when I got it in here.
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    Last edited by Greenfield_Bob; 09-27-2006, 12:58 PM.
    Delta P-20 & Q-3

    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

  • #2
    Wow, Bob -- That's really a heap of ornaments!!
    Even just piled up there, I can see that you did a lot of different patterns. 1/4"??
    Stack cut?? (If so, how many in a stack?)
    You have a bunch of lucky friends and relatives.
    And it's only September!
    I am impressed.


    • #3
      Nice work!

      That's about the quantity I make every year, but I never get started until after Thanksgiving, then I'm scrambling for the next 3 weeks trying to get them done. How long do you estimate it took you? What kind of finish do you put on them?
      Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."


      • #4

        I'm impressed.

        That's a lot of ornaments, and pretty ones at that.

        Nice job Bob, bragging material for sure

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        • #5
          Hi Bob,
          That sure is a lot of fine cutting there. I would also like to know how you finish them. Do you just use a top coat? I made a bunch in Red Oak, and I just finished them with a top coat, my hubby wasn't happy with them, he thought they were too boring and should be painted. Do you find that the natural look is well received? We're gonna sell ours in a craft sale, so I'd be interested to know if you think the natural ones will sell.


          • #6
            WoW! Congratulations on getting yours done, and so early too!

            I see lots of smiles in that pile!

            DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              Most of the time I don't stack cut them, I have plenty ot time. They are 1/4" to 3/16".
              I finish them with boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits, then spray clear finish.
              I need some new patterns, some of them I have had for a few years.

              Delta P-20 & Q-3

              I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


              • #8
                Looks great!!! I still love cutting that cardinal one with Merry Christmas on it. Looks great! Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws


                • #9
                  Great job and impressive pile! A few of those patterns have been cut on my saw as well........

                  Just out of curiousity - have you tried 1/8" thick wood?
                  ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                  D. Platt


                  • #10
                    Christmas Ornaments

                    Holy Cow Bob!! That is one impressive stack of ornaments. It would take me about 3 years to make those. Nice work! Roadhog


                    • #11
                      Wow Bob, that's an impressive stack of ornaments. They look great.
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                      • #12

                        Those look great. I'm still working on Halloween decorations.

                        Better get myself moving.
                        "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney


                        • #13
                          WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YAAAAAAAAAAAAA now thats alot or scroll work. good going. Evie ( darn and I have'nt done one yet)


                          • #14
                            Thanks everybody for the nice comments.
                            I like cutting ornaments more than anything else, you can get a few done real fast. Everybody likes to get them, they should they are free, but I like giving them to friends.
                            I hope some new good patterns come out before Christmas.

                            Delta P-20 & Q-3

                            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


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