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Project by crowie posted 12-29-2021 11:23 PM 952 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our middle daughter saw the little timber Christmas trees I’d made for the local community clubs fund raiser and commented that she’d like a set for her Christmas table decorations.

Of course I took the hint and secretly made a set for her.

Offcuts and recycled/reclaimed timber laminated together to give a contrast.

The top piece of timber was a very rich dark red but looks dark brown with the finish.

One at 8” (200mm) and two at 6” (150mm) with both finished with my homemade WipeOnPoly.

I got the biggest smile and hug; paid in full.

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

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#1 posted 12-29-2021 11:34 PM

Lovely mate, gotta love those hugs.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 12-29-2021 11:41 PM

I swear if your heart were any bigger you would be all heart.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#3 posted 12-30-2021 12:52 AM

Great job Peter, they look really nice and the darker wood on top adds to the trees. Yes, a hug is priceless.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 12-30-2021 01:00 AM

Very nice, Peter! As Eric said, the darker wood makes them better!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-30-2021 02:39 AM

Nice surprise gift!

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#6 posted 12-30-2021 03:02 AM

Very nice Peter! Smiles and hugs are the greatest payment!

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

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#7 posted 12-30-2021 03:31 AM

Nice, best gift ever.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#8 posted 12-30-2021 06:03 AM

Ho ho ho
a smile but sadly no hug this year!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-30-2021 11:13 AM

pretty cute Peter

-- 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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#11 posted 12-30-2021 11:46 AM

Nice job Crowie.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 12-30-2021 02:35 PM

Those trees look pretty cool…I like different shades…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-30-2021 05:31 PM

Nice work Peter and you’ll make her very happy!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-30-2021 10:41 PM

Thank you ladies and gents for the kind words of encouragement.
YES, she was very pleased to receive them.
It’s so good to make and give beaut timber gifts.

The last day of 2021 downunder, its been a challenging year; but tomorrow brings a new day and another year of ups, downs, challenges; so it’s about making the most of each new day.

A Happy and Prosperous 2022 to all my LumberJock friends across the world from the Great Southern Land.

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

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#15 posted 12-30-2021 11:15 PM

Happy New Year Peter.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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