2by Snowmen

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Project by socrbent posted 12-07-2014 04:22 AM 1816 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a great project to help me develop my turning skills. Took some old scrap pieces of pine 2×4 and cut them into 5” chunks. Here are 11 of the 18 I did for ornaments. Note the Nail hole in one hat :) Grand kids (who have taken 7 already) helped with layout and sanding and will decorate them with markers for faces and buttons. Got the idea from the Artistry in Wood Show. My grand daughter suggested the stocking cap idea.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 01:41 PM

Very nice. I hope you used sanding sealer or the markers will bleed.

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 01:50 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 03:37 PM

Terry – Thanks for the suggestion on sealer.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 07:42 PM

Looks great!. I’m turning 45 snowmen for my family. I made Christmas trees last year. Every year I’ll turn something for on the tree.

-- Al Hart

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 08:04 PM

Neat idea—the Turner Family will copy you I am sure!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-11-2014 03:12 PM

I love them, particularly the stocking cap. I’ve been making Christmas ornaments from pine and box store maple for practice too. It’s fun and a good teacher.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 12-11-2014 03:36 PM

Thanks for the compliments.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#8 posted 12-31-2014 02:54 AM

Tell your grand daughter I love the snow cap idea and with her permission I would like to see if my snowmen would like them…thanks for posting

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#9 posted 12-31-2014 04:19 AM

A Scott – Grand daughter says she is tickled pink that someone wants to use her idea.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#10 posted 01-14-2015 02:34 AM

cool, looks like a little snowman army you got there…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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