A Christmas gift finally wrapped! :)

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Project by waters posted 12-11-2010 08:20 PM 1858 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, last night we wrapped the first present for this year. It’s been a busy one too, and although I didn’t get everything done that I was hoping to….. I did get some really fun ones done. Hopefully the kids will have as much fun playing with them over the years, as I have had in making them the last months.
This set is for my 3 year old daughter who loves elephants :) I was going to make a zoo playset, but this is pretty close I think. There are some grey blocks not pictured that will give some “fencing” for the animals. The animals are cut from 3/4” maple. Then I put my new flex cut knives to work at attempting to learn how to carve. :) It’s nothing fancy, but I am really happy with how a little cutting can transform a “block” animal to life. So these are wrapped and under the tree.

Merry Christmas, and the warmest wishes to all this holiday season!

I will post a few toys now, the ones that are for relatives that do not (or can not) check the site….. the rest will be posted after the holidays.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 08:35 PM

look fun
now for an ‘ark’
and of course
she will want more animals

happy holidays to you too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 09:28 PM

Too Cool. Nice job with the whole set. I think she has a pretty good zoo there, course she may ask for monkeys next.

Merry Christmas as well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 10:07 PM

Very cute. The kids will love it!

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 11:00 PM

Those are really good. The kids will love it !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 01:52 AM

Very nicely done. I am sure she will love it and knowing dad made it for her. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 07:23 PM

Really sweet, they will for sure bring plenty of smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 11:35 PM

Very nice work! The little lady will have a lot of enjoyment with them. Also, they will ge great to hand down from generation to generation.
My grandson is named Noah. That would be an appropriate gift along with an ark to keep the animals. Thanks for sharing!

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 12:30 AM

Thanks for all of the kind words everyone :) I can’t wait until Christmas!!!

-- Dale, Oregon

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