A Snowman Seems Appropriate Right About Now

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Project by hoss12992 posted 01-24-2014 01:21 AM 1469 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lady wanted to order a very unusual but yet special gift for her Aunt. With this said, after much conversation, she mentioned that her Aunt collects snowmen. BAM! So I told her we could make her one that Im sure, she does not have another one like it. So she placed a order. Fast forward a bit, a trip to the barn, cut a end off a log I have had stored up there for a few years to dry out to make log furniture, and we have the start of a snowman. A few minutes on the lathe, and the snowman and his hat made from the same log are done. We sprayed a few coats of primer on them, then sprayed white and black respectively. After that, it was time to let my wife work her magic. Its so nice when your wife just happens to be a artist! So she painted the face and buttons on it, and I epoxy the wooden hat on. The pics dont do the face paint any justice at all. It is VERY detailed and looks awesome. After it was good and dry, we put a couple coats of lacquer on it and then boxed it up and shipped it. The lady that ordered it was totally amazed and absolutely loves it as does her Aunt. This one turned out alright on my part, and awesome on my wife’s part.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 01:25 AM

Very nice job on both your parts

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 01:47 AM

You both did an excellent job. I thought of doing something like this last month cause it’s been too cold to go outside and build a snowman. Figured a big turned one in the yard would look cool. Glad you had the opportunity to do one. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 02:30 AM

That is nice – a “One of a Kind” Snowman. I bet that there isn’t another one exactly like it anywhere.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 03:19 AM

Very cool Hoss! Fantastic job to the both of you! Great team work!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 03:30 AM

Looks great man. Always a plus when you can do something together!

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 12:32 PM

Really Cool Hoss, always fun to let your better half get in on the act. I Wish I could get mine to help me sand my projects!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 06:13 PM

COOL project buddy….sorry couldnt resist the pun….lol That one Turned out well….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 07:39 PM

Great to be able to work together to make the customer happy. Nice job all around.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 01-25-2014 03:56 AM

That’s a nice snowman and next time you need a model let me know ,we have lots of them to pick from I could send you a truck load .
The kids are having fun in the snow but I hate having to shovel and blow it almost daily .
Keep turning Buddy you and your wife and daughter do some nice work .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 01-25-2014 09:57 AM

Nice snowman, great painting! love the cheeks and carrot nose! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 01-25-2014 05:06 PM

It’s real nice, Hoss. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 01-25-2014 08:22 PM

Nice Job, Hoss! You’re wife is an excellent artist, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 01-28-2014 04:33 PM

Your snowman is fantastic, looks adorable. Great paint job and artwork. Great job to both of you!

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