Christmas 2009

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Project by Andrew posted 12-12-2009 08:42 PM 2011 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here they are, all done, ready yo be shipped, never been done this early.
Here is the tally,
9 whammers ( tolerance increasers, attitude adjusters, wood club thingee, forcing stick)
5 vases
2 meat tenderizers
23 ornaments
and 56 pounds of chocolates.
The whammers are made of while oak, and should be very useful for the men of the family, as they all participate in woodworking, or restoring antique cars.
The ornaments were finnicky things, very detail oriented. The finnials are all black walnut, and the bodies are either, spalted maple, box elder, or pear. They are finished with Krylon Crystal gloss, and are hanging in a shopmade spray booth lined with foil to reflect heat from a small radiant heat gizmo that cost $29 and works like it. I needed to do this as it was a cold spell here in Minnesota averaging around 5 degrees and under 25 degrees in my unheated garage ( workshop).
The meat tenderizers are made of black walnut, and are finished with mineral oil. They have one flat smooth side and one side with concentric circles.
The vases are also made of black walnut and finished with CA glue and then Hutt PPP pen polish. They have a deep gloss the reminds me of a bowling ball.
The chocolates begin with 30 pounds of Callebaut, and usually take 3 days of what my wife calls Baby fits, I call them Frustration periods. My wife helped alot, and we were done in 1 and 1/2 days with only 1 fit ( she called me a “Fun Sucker” then I got over it). There are 12 flavors,
coconut bonbons
White Chocolate Pineapple
Chocolate hazelnut cups
White Chocolate peppermint
vanilla cinnamon
And 3Bar ( 3 chocolates, 3 dries fruits, and 3 nuts(kind of the best chunky bar ever))
3 flavors, use a mold, the rest are hand rolled and dipped.
Thats it just waiting for my sons senior pictures to arrive so we can send it all out.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 09:00 PM

wow, that is quite the collection! apparently you have been busy!

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 10:47 PM

My goodness you have been busy. Jolly good show. Yum Yum. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 10:57 PM

ho ho ho
you’re awesome!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 05:38 PM

WOW ….busy , busy , busy … you have your own crew of Elves ??? LOL Happy Holidays : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 03:25 PM

Looks really great, nice job on those ornaments, the candy looks delicious.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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