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Were is Rudolph's red-nose was the comment!

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Project by crowie posted 11-20-2020 09:50 AM 979 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bloke I’ve known since 1960 who’s been a sort of big brother to me dropped in last week.

He was impressed with seeing my woodwork projects first hand BUT!

Were is Rudolph’s red-nose was the comment!

Yes that’s the question my big brother asked when looking at the set of Sleigh & Reindeer I recently made.

Well, he my be the big brother figure in my life BUT he’s just thrown down a challenge!

How could I let him get away with that!

While looking through my timber stash he saw the offcuts of Walnut, commenting that’s nice timber.

So the deal was done with the challenge set, a “RED NOSED REINDEER” with a “RED SLEIGH” dressed with WALNUT.

The sides of the sleigh are biscuit joined Red Gum with the front, base, seat and back are laminated Walnut.

The reindeer is Tallow Wood with a Bloodwood nose.

The finish is my home-made wipe-on-poly.

Of course my little blue friend Handy helped in the shed getting sorted.

And that my fellow woodworkers is how you put a big brother in his place!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie





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#1 posted 11-20-2020 10:56 AM

Nice work Peter.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 11-20-2020 11:47 AM

Nice work with the help of Peter’s!! Now that red nose needs to light up!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-20-2020 12:53 PM

Cute!

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#4 posted 11-20-2020 02:57 PM

nice Christmas decoration

-- 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 11-20-2020 03:45 PM

He’s delightful.

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#6 posted 11-20-2020 03:52 PM

Nice work! You are the only other person I have seen use Tallow. Years ago I made a turned birdhouse from it. Well, maybe I am assuming- just saw your Down-under location. Here in Texas we have Chinese tallow: an imported ornamental tree which is a pernicious weed.

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#7 posted 11-20-2020 03:57 PM



Nice work with the help of Peter s!! Now that red nose needs to light up!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


I am in the same boat as Jim it needs to be bright and glows … THERE is a new challenge for you sir LOL :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 11-20-2020 06:07 PM

Nicely done! We want to make a full size for the front yard this year.

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#9 posted 11-20-2020 09:28 PM


Nice work with the help of Peter s!! Now that red nose needs to light up!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

I am in the same boat as Jim it needs to be bright and glows … THERE is a new challenge for you sir LOL :<)))

- GR8HUNTER

Jim, Tony, gentlemen;
If you could please give me a detailed plan, pattern and example of HOW TO, sirs, I’ll have a go, thank you

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 11-20-2020 09:30 PM



Nice work! You are the only other person I have seen use Tallow. Years ago I made a turned birdhouse from it. Well, maybe I am assuming- just saw your Down-under location. Here in Texas we have Chinese tallow: an imported ornamental tree which is a pernicious weed.

- 55woodbutcher

The Tallow Wood was used in hardwood framing and telegraph poles downunder, so to score some reclaimed timber and recycle it, it’s a pleasure. Saying that the old hard close grained timber is very hard but beautiful.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 11-21-2020 02:48 AM

Very nice project, I enjoy Christmas projects like this!

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#12 posted 11-21-2020 07:25 AM

Very cute slaeds and deer. Beautiful wood you used.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 11-21-2020 07:30 AM

Peter, Very nice work…The Body line of The Reindeer is very realistic….It Looks Great. i would love to climb into the Sleigh and go for a ride.
Very nice assortment of woods Peter.
Great Work!!!!!!

Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#14 posted 11-21-2020 08:45 AM

Thank you one and all.

And just because I can, I’ll attempt to embarrass him with the sleigh and reindeer as a gift.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 11-26-2020 04:48 AM

Well, guess dropped in today, YES, that big brother.
I think I embarrassed him just a little but not too much.
He’s promised me a photo of the sleigh and red nosed reindeer under his Christmas tree.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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