Christmas stocking holders

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 11-16-2012 05:10 PM 6587 reads 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Easy-to-make stocking holders for your mantel.
And here’s a cutting template.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 05:22 PM

Nice soundtrack to a great holiday project. Thanks for the post.

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 05:23 PM

Very cool Steve !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks much for sharing. Now I’ll have to get into the shop and make some.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 05:42 PM

I’ve been looking for a device to drop fire on my children’s heads, and this is it!


I watch your videos every single week and love them all, I’m a big fan. I’m just saying, your statement “No chance of it falling off” is simply inaccurate. More like a practical joke on small kids— Bait your toddlers with a beautiful stocking, they grab it, and fire drops on their heads.

Seriously they look great though, I like the design and it’d be easy to make a safety alteration for anybody with kids.

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 05:48 PM

those are really cool…great project to do with the gran kids…thanks steve, i guess your usefull after all…lol…just kidding,,,i really love your videos, i look forward to them each friday…thanks, and enjoy the holidays…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 05:52 PM

I can’t believe it took this long to hear from the safety patrol!

They aren’t that heavy. If a child managed to pull one off, I doubt it would cause much harm. And the candle would simply blow out before falling.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 06:11 PM

These are really COOL Steve! Another great project, maybe next week you could make a wood Snowman! Or Santa’s sleigh!

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 06:54 PM

Great project Steve. If a kid did pull it off, hopefully it would put a knot on his/her head and he/she would learn not to do it again. Hey! It’s a multi functional piece!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 11-16-2012 07:31 PM

Oh, its okay, I’m not the safety patrol. Just a guy who really likes your videos.

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#9 posted 11-16-2012 09:51 PM

safety patrol to help :-)
if you bend the first 90 degree a slightly more
that will create a pressure against the mantel
usely when kids grab for the stocking its early in the morning … right
how many does have light in the candles at that time …... none
I´ll bett the stocking will crash before the hanger will fall off the mantel
so no fire or wood in the heads

great little project Steve …. like the design of being able to store it as a flatpack :-)

take care

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#10 posted 11-16-2012 10:36 PM

what a great project for the season! My wife loves these things. maybe I’ll have to whip a couple up! Thanks for the vid

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 12:28 AM

Great project. Just in time for Christmas!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 12:46 AM

Steve every year my wife gives her buss drivers a Christmas present and this is a good one. You know who makes them.
Good stuff.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 11-17-2012 02:50 AM

I think the very small fire on their heads would be a good lesson to learn to not grab things. After all, its only gonna hurt a little. :) Only thing I might change would be to have the bracket screw into the bottom of the stand. Nice project nonetheless.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 04:52 PM

Thought that ran through my head as I watched this would be to use the thinnest ply and use double sided tape to stick them together for cutting out. Once cut and sanded separate them and put pieces of colored cellophane over the holes before gluing them back together. Then the bulbs will be colored.

-- A posse ad esse

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#15 posted 11-17-2012 11:16 PM

These are great!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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