Christmas tree project - a year in the making.

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Project by Tokolosi posted 12-26-2011 12:55 AM 1902 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year after Christmas I was cutting up our tree. I saved the largest, and straightest piece of the stump and let it dry in my garage for a year. All with today in mind. So after church this morning and then a few carefully orchestrated “mishaps’ in the kitchen I was thankfully ousted from the kitchen where my wife and daugthter are preparing our Cristmas dinner.

I took the little log and mounted it on some osb. I sliced it into sections. It yielded only three 1-1/4”x7-1/2” pieces about 1/2” thick But that was plenty. It took me about 45 minutes to make this cross. A symbol of the meaning of Christmas. And it gives me great pleasure that last years tree, which gave us so many happy memories, will grace next years tree in the form of this very simple ornament.

Merry Christmas fro me and mine, to you and yours. May you be surrounded by love and happiness on this very special day.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 01:50 AM

Very cool. A Christmas tree cross. That makes use of it rather than just burning it! Great idea.That opens up the field to what could be made of a Christmas Tree Trunk from this year!!! Perhaps ornaments for next year!!
Thanks, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 04:14 AM

What a neat idea. Sneaky of you getting out of the kitchen though! :-)

Seriously this cross will always mean something special to you and your family besides the obvious religious meaning.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 04:40 AM

This is a great story. Thanks so much for posting.

Merry Christmas.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 05:54 AM

Great job on it….wow….when I made some things from mine…...I had some serious checking though….lol…...great job! Thanks for the post and Merry Christmas!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 09:27 PM

Great story. Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 07:13 AM

Pretty Cool. Getting to work in the garage on a Holiday How did you manage to get booted from the kitchen? Thans for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 03:58 AM

I can’t think of a better use of any tree.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 02:52 PM

Very awesome idea :) I took our tree log to the shop its drying now my wife wants to to cut it into thin rounds to make next years tree ornaments but Thank You Greatly for your idea

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 11:17 PM

Oh no Tbird1963, thank you for the compliment!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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