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HI:

In an attempt to keep me (aka "Grumps") busy, my wife suggested I build a nativity crèche for our grand daughter's nativity set.

Enough said!

Here are the photos of the project. The base is hickory, and the walls/roof are hard maple, all scraps of hardwood from my shop. The roof is detachable, so my grand daughter can 'play house' with the nativity characters to her heart's content.

The star on the rood is an idea that just came to me out of the blue, and was accomplished with my bandsaw. An entrance kerf was cut from the side to access the area on the star. The cut was later glued shut, barely visible.

Finally, I hand carved the text "Jesus Our Savior" into the front edge of the base, so my grand daughter would learn that Jesus is not just a doll but the centre of our Christian faith.

My grand daughter will receive this as an early Christmas gift so she can display the nativity figures in the weeks before Christmas :)

Bill

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What a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing the project steps, so many nice details. I'm guessing it was a fun project to work on for you, picturing her delight.
 

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Very nice!!

cheers, Jim
 

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Like the star on top. What a nice learning gift that will last a life time.
 

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Nice piece. I like the thinking behind giving it as well. Mostly making it about the birth of Jesus.
 
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