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Birthday Calendar (Revisited)

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 10-13-2016 07:22 PM 939 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Steve Ramsey for this great idea a few years back.

I just completed making 14 calendars for Christmas presents and sales.
They all are about the same in appearance but I wanted to show this one. I took extra time and inlaid a thin mirror between the backing and scrolled out lettering. I super glued the mirror to the back board to hold it in place while assembling. I discovered using MDF for the backboard made cutting the inlay area for the mirror much-much easier.

The 12 disks represent the calendar months. Below the disk a tag is hug with the name and birthday of the individual born during that month.
With the big family we have I used an Excel Spreadsheet to sort all the family members before hanging any tags. I can see a family starting one of these and passing it down through the generations.

Note: The last picture is a calendar I made for my mother a few years ago. All those important to her have a birthday tag under the month they were born. At a quick glance Mom can see who is having a birthday by month and never miss a celebration.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 10-13-2016 07:34 PM

I’m not sure what the tags are for. You write the persons name and birth date on the tag and then hang it back up on the board???? Is that supposed to remind you somehow? The #1 represents what? Why the color coded tags? I think I’m missing something here.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 10-14-2016 01:38 PM

Although, I also didn’t quite undrestood all, but I like the idea and execution.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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