Christmas Scrolling

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Project by woodbutcher posted 12-22-2009 03:42 AM 1800 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having a large family is great, until it comes to scrolling a gift for them at Christmas, especially with a late start! Lets count, there were 10 puzzles @ 80pieces each, 17 key chains and 8boxes all total. No key chains for non-drivers and the grand kids all got other gifts besides scrolled works! I boxed up a puzzle and key chains for the six children and their families or fiance’ in one case. The last puzzle pic is of Shane(brother) Shawn(son) Brandon(son)- Me- Brian(son). We had to go fishing last spring! The photos were all 8”x 10” and glued to 1/4”BB plywood I had to cut each one individually using a 1/8”BB plywood overlay in order to minimize any fracturing of photos. They also had to be wrapped in packing tape and required a 2/0 blade and 5X magnification. I was able to cut the boxes out with a table saw and no magnification! It was all fun—-now that it is done!-LOL

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 03:53 AM

The puzzles are amazing! How did you get the picture to stay on the wood?

-- Jess

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 05:17 AM

Those are really some great Christmas presents, Ken. I don’t know where you find the time!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 05:55 AM

Wow: Looks stunning.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 07:34 AM

Outstanding work! Glad my family is not quit that big,,,yet. (still growing) All items are great. Love the puzzles.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 07:51 AM

How special and unique a very good gift that will be remembered for years to come.

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 11:53 AM

Very cool idea and a lot of work! These puzzles will be cherished. Do you just freehand them or do you make cut lines?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 02:32 PM

Great looking gifts! All very nicely done! You should do a blog on how you do the puzzles. Where do you get the puzzle pattern? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 03:03 PM

Ken, They have to be the coolest Christmas gifts yet. What a great idea with the puzzles! Everyone is going to love their gift. Great job.

-- John @

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 05:25 PM

Great job Ken. Takes a lot of patients. They will be enjoyed by all.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-22-2009 05:44 PM

TY. I glue the puzzle to the 1/4”BB plywood. I use Duro-all purpose spray adhesive from Lowes it is less than 50% the cost of 3M brand and works just the same. CharlieM1958, TY Sir. Qmoney, TY Sir. Scrappy,TY. Yep it’s big (the family) 4 boys and 2 girls. a1Jim, TY, Sir. stefang, TY. I actually glue a pattern to the 1/8”BB overlay plwood that I then wrap everything with the packing tape. You can get the puzzle patterns here ND2ELK TY Sir. The link above will get you the puzzle patterns and a program to make the key chains on your ‘puter very easily also. huff, TY Sir. I have given the boys a puzzle of some type every year in their stockings. The old metal wire, wooden inter-locking. paper types or even Rubiks cubes. This year I just put their faces and their families on them. Thank You all again for taking the time during this busy time of the year to look and comment. Merry, Merry Christmas to you all!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#11 posted 12-23-2009 04:45 AM

Beautiful work, glad you shared it with us

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#12 posted 12-23-2009 03:03 PM

Great Ideas for gifts – I have been scrambling around the shop getting ready for Christmas, this will be some ideas for me next year (humm, or some birthdays coming up.. ) – Thanks for sharing !

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#13 posted 12-23-2009 05:46 PM

TY Sir, and you are most welcome. SgtSnafu, Ty as well. I’m sure with all the scrolling you and your wife do you’re probably familiar with the website I posted above. However, if you haven’t visited, you must it is a treasure trove of ideas and info! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to both you guys and your families.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#14 posted 12-26-2009 06:40 AM

WHEW!!!!!!!!!! Thats a lot of pieces, don’t envy the time that had to take. Very cool gifts, you did a great job.
Merry Christmas to you and family.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 12-26-2009 04:26 PM

TY Sir for the comment. Since this posted originally, I have scrolled another 2 puzzles 80pieces each and another 2 boxes. I brushed on the lacquer for the last box 9:02 a.m. Christmas morning. Believe it or not that finally completed everything!-LOL. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Here’s wishing you and yours a most Joyous New Year!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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