Time to start making those Christmas gifts!

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 11-08-2011 08:33 PM 9364 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have put together a collection of my past projects that are relativity fast and simple to make.

They make great gifts.

Time to go out to the shop and make some sawdust!

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Any other good ideas!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 09:15 PM

Good idea Gary.

These wire cheese slicers were a big hit as gifts from me, and easy to make.

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 09:33 PM

definitely looking for more gift ideas.

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 05:04 AM

Hi Gary. Good idea on this post.
Perhaps you should tagged it as Xmas gifts or something, than can let it be quickly indexed.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 03:36 PM

Great idea – start early.
I love making x mas gifts. The usual cutting boards, jewelry boxes, turned x mas ornaments and candle holders.
But I also like to find an eager candidate to donate my shop and time to so he can make stuff.

Last year, my apprentice, Randy was a little depressed because he was broke and couldn’t buy all of his 12 neices and nephews a nice Christmas gift. So, we went thru the scrap pile and made their names out of hardwood. We used a font that looked like something from a beatles album and they were 1 1/2” thick so they can sit on a shelf.
They were 12 to 16” long by 3” tall. We sanded the sharp edges and sprayed with satin varnish. Perfect!

He saved alot of money, I recycled some good peices of scrap, Randy could say he MADE the gifts, and the kids loved them!

One year, my best friend Stuart and I made 12 walnut dovetailed jewelry boxes together. They came out great!

Sharing time in a shop can be a wonderful gift.

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