Christmas Presents 2019

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Project by fawig posted 12-23-2019 11:51 AM 1092 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I’ve shared in the past, I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make ~45 wooden presents for family and friends at Christmastime. This year’s project was a cherry candle holder, mounted to an oak base. Each half of the Christmas tree was made on my router table using a pattern and a flush-cutting spiral router bit. The shape of the top was formed using a large forstner bit (after the holes were drilled for the candles). The two halves were glued together and I cut a tenon on the bottom to fit into the mortise on the base. Danish Oil was used for the finish.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#1 posted 12-23-2019 12:16 PM

Very nice candle holders and a great Christmas gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-23-2019 01:41 PM

Cool gifts, very good way of making them!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-23-2019 02:52 PM

Now that is dedication.
I’d go nuts with making 45 of anything with that level of detail and operations, nice work!

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#4 posted 12-23-2019 03:21 PM

very nice innovative gifts.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 12-23-2019 04:48 PM

Great gifts and so nicely done! Thanks for sharing the “how to” of the design.

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#6 posted 12-24-2019 12:35 PM

Very nice gifts. I like the design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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