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Project by kiefer posted 12-15-2019 12:39 AM 1259 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a bunch of log cabins as gifts for friends and family for Christmas which are an item that they had ask for as I would not part with the one I made about 35 years ago .
This is an item that I made a hundred or more of back then and they sold like crazy .
The material I used came from a hemlock railing post and I used a 3 wing cutter on the table saw (pic#5).
That old CRAFTSMAN set still comes in handy .The parts are all cut on the miter saw and the roof is just plywood scraps and some resawn yellow cedar and a chimney made from MDF .

A fun little project and a good morning in the shop .

Well now I wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year *and good health !

Klaus / Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-15-2019 12:54 AM

Like those especially the trees.

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 01:40 AM

Nice cabins. Love the pyramid in the background also.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 01:47 AM

They are very nice. I think the trees make the cabins special.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 02:01 AM

I love those cabins, but I really want to see is how you did the trees. Those are awesome.

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 02:34 AM

Red Oak
Thanks just need the snow

The Pyramid is a precious item in our house .

Yes the trees make it a nice setting

Buly Bob
The trees are a special item for me and I got the pattern for these from LJ Buddy John Schutz along with a set of four and I have made many sets since The trees that look like they have snow on them I made from butter milk pine from a local saw mill .

You should get in touch with John and I am sure he will send you a set of patterns and instructions .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 12-15-2019 02:35 AM

Very nice work.

I also really like the trees too.

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

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#7 posted 12-15-2019 02:35 AM

I agree with the others. I really like the log cabins but love the look of the trees.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 12-15-2019 02:54 AM

Your log cabins look great Kiefer and so do the trees!
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 12-15-2019 03:58 AM

Those look great. I recently inherited my fathers old woodworking tools and there was a old craftsman cutter set, like yours. Now I know what I’ll be making in the shop Monday for a few folks that I couldn’t come up with just the right gift. Thanks! Great job on those buddy and Merry Christmas

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 12-15-2019 04:03 AM

Neat little project kief’... and a BIG thanks for the Merry Christmas and NOT that bloody Happy Holidays.

A raeY weN yppaH dna samtsirhC yrreM back to you and all the viewers.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 12-15-2019 04:44 AM

Those trees are another fun project and great gifts .

Both are great little gifts this time of year .

woodshaver Tony C
Thanks Tony all in the spirit of Christmas .

You will enjoy making them with your Fathers tools and get them done just in time .


Thanks duck and now ill get the mirror

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 12-15-2019 05:04 AM

They are just adorable…who wouldn’t want such gift!?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-15-2019 08:20 AM

Different boxes. You always have woodworking thoughts and contributions that encourages others. I have put this one in my favorites.

BTW: Your mallet is moved to the new shop, and will be also here used a lot.


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#14 posted 12-15-2019 10:54 AM

Very nice kiefer

Eat your heart out Max Advoko!!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 12-15-2019 12:02 PM

Please, where can I find the pattern for the trees. I want to make some.

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