Snowman Cookie Jar

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Project by FordMike posted 01-13-2011 07:20 AM 1718 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cookie jar is a series of 4 bowls each smaller as they go up in height. The bottom bowl is 11” diameter, and 6 ” tall, the middle bowl is 8” x 5” and head bowl is 7” x 6” and the hat is 5” x 5”. The inspiration for this project was the article in Woodturning about small snowmen that became the Christmas presents for the entires family (23 sets or 3 or 4) the third pic just a few of them. The bowls are made from local Tiger Maple (Big Leaf Maple) the Hat is Black Walnut, the Nose is Mahogany and the Eyes and Buttons are Ebony, The wood is finished to 320 grit and sealed with Shellac and Top coated with Lacquer, hope it inspirs others Thanks Ford Mike

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 07:55 AM

The knot gives him an interesting smile. Neat project idea! May have to try this one someday.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 01:13 PM

Cool work. I agree with Steve I also like the smile.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 03:52 PM

Great gift idea.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 04:39 PM

Love the snowmen. You were a busy elf for Christmas this year.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 07:25 PM

Great present for this Christmas and for years to come. I would not have the patience to make 23 of anything, I hope the family appreciates it.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 11:35 PM

I really like these guys! They look like they would be fun to make. Nice job!

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