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    As always, I procrastinated all year and now I realize Christmas is only 4 weeks away!!! I planned on giving some new pieces of the nativity to family and friends that got them last year. Also making Mary, Joseph and Jesus form my gift exchange again this year.

    I now have the complete set ready to be glued and finished.

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    These took me forever!! Getting them to fit was a nightmare! Thanks Janette for the tips on sanding and cutting!!!

    This shepherd is right off the saw!!! I didn't have to make any adjustments!
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    This wise man only needed a little smoothing of one side. My blade got dull and I wanted to finish it before I changed the blade, so I ended up with some ridges. Anyway, Janette told me to go slow and smooth and darn it..... she's right!! I won't have to spend an hour trying to fit each one together!
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    Will post pictures when they are finished! Thanks for looking!
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

  • #2
    Very Nice . Thank you for sharing

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    • #3
      Looks like your doing some pretty work here , would like to see it finished - can't wait ......MB
      Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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      • #4
        Sweeeet looking project Cathy..........you go girl.gif
        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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        • #5
          really really nice sure they will love them

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          • #6
            Excellent, Cathy. Glad to see that you got back to it and are getting it finished. Wonderful and just in time to enjoy it this Christmas.
            Mtnman Jim

            taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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            • #7
              Thanks for nice words! I spent 14 hours in the shop yesterday!!! From 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. I even ate lunch (peanut butter sandwich) there and skipped supper. But I got a lot done!!
              Cathy in NE

              "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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              • #8
                Cool, soon you can slobber on some finish and post a picture of the completed pieces!!!
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Those are looking great! Where did you get the pattern?
                  T
                  Theresa

                  http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

                  http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Hi Cathy - You have a sharp eye for placing the grain at just the right angle. All your nativity figures are super nice. I'll bet they will look even better with a smooth finish!
                    -- Rick --

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                    • #11
                      Thanks again!! Yes Dale I'm getting read to slobber on that finish!! I'm sure glad your back!

                      Teresa this was in SSWC Holiday 2005 issue #21, Page(s):62-63

                      Rick I will be so glad to get these finished! I have 3 more sets of wise men to make!!!
                      Cathy in NE

                      "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful workmanship - everyone will cherish these gifts.
                        DeWalt 788

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                        • #13
                          Thanks. I'll have to see if I have that one.
                          T
                          Theresa

                          http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

                          http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Nicely done, Cathy
                            Fran

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