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Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 28 Nov 2021, 08:05

Xmas Trees

I found a picture on the web (maybe Pinter..) which looked good and doable.

There was some left over crap SA Pine scrap just the right size.

The picture was copied into Powerpoint and then re-sized for 2 different trees.

The base was also re-sized.

Cutting out using a #12 blade was very easy except for one small mishap

http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=6756

Towards the last cut the blade showed sign of getting slightly blunt

Here are the 2 trees cut and glued

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The finish was one coat of Wooddoc 5 (going to have to ditch the tin as it is getiing thick!)

Final sanding of 1000 grit

Then the sizing of the hanging ball had to be determined from what balls are in stock.

Testing the hanging ball size.jpg
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Final fitting of the balls and also added some LED lights (from China store)

Completed.jpg
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Malc2098 » 28 Nov 2021, 10:37

Nice.
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 28 Nov 2021, 17:49

Malc2098 wrote:Nice.



Thanks
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 28 Nov 2021, 17:50

They are currently displayed in the workshop window with the lights on at night.

Looks cool when you walk down the street 8-) 8-)
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Andyp » 28 Nov 2021, 18:16

I like those Phil.

Hard for me to imagine Christmas during the summer. So much of the traditional Christmas imagery is of winter scenes, predominately snowy, must be weird when you are in shorts and a tea shirt.
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 29 Nov 2021, 10:59

Thanks Andy

The hot summer Xmas is what we grow up with.
We would either braai and cold salads or total cold lunch, or Xmas eve the full monty dinner and then just snack Xmas day 8-)
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby novocaine » 29 Nov 2021, 11:26

briil
love the idea, much nicer than just a tree.

I feel some copying coming on. :)
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Andyp » 29 Nov 2021, 11:29

Phil wrote:Thanks Andy

The hot summer Xmas is what we grow up with.
We would either braai and cold salads or total cold lunch, or Xmas eve the full monty dinner and then just snack Xmas day 8-)


FWIW I hope to have a BBQ on new years eve. Sans shorts though :)
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Gill » 29 Nov 2021, 13:14

Imaginative! I do like those. :)
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby TrimTheKing » 29 Nov 2021, 13:35

Andyp wrote:...Sans shorts though :)


Why? Why did you feel the need to implant that image...

:shock: :lol:
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Postby Phil » 03 Dec 2021, 13:22

novocaine wrote:briil
love the idea, much nicer than just a tree.

I feel some copying coming on. :)



Will find the pic and post it.
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 03 Dec 2021, 13:23

Gill wrote:Imaginative! I do like those. :)



Thanks. there are some more on their way ......................
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 03 Dec 2021, 13:25

TrimTheKing wrote:
Andyp wrote:...Sans shorts though :)


Why? Why did you feel the need to implant that image...

:shock: :lol:



That is gross, especially in front of the family. Just beware of frost bite on the danglys :lol: :lol:
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby novocaine » 03 Dec 2021, 13:26

Phil wrote:
novocaine wrote:briil
love the idea, much nicer than just a tree.

I feel some copying coming on. :)



Will find the pic and post it.


no need to.

for everybody else, here you go. make your own base idea. :)

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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 03 Dec 2021, 13:33

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Ok, so I am a bit slow ...............

I copy this into a Word.docx and then re-size into a cut-able plan
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby novocaine » 03 Dec 2021, 13:35

Phil wrote:
XmasTree_1.jpg


Ok, so I am a bit slow ...............

I copy this into a Word.docx and then re-size into a cut-able plan


I used the picture, but I ran it through Inkscape to convert it to a path.
sneaky but useful as I can now use the vector file for my vinyl cutter if I want to make a card stacked version.
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Re: Xmas Trees

Postby Phil » 03 Dec 2021, 14:01

novocaine wrote:
Phil wrote:
XmasTree_1.jpg


Ok, so I am a bit slow ...............

I copy this into a Word.docx and then re-size into a cut-able plan


I used the picture, but I ran it through Inkscape to convert it to a path.
sneaky but useful as I can now use the vector file for my vinyl cutter if I want to make a card stacked version.



That is so way beyond my comprehension ............. :o :o

I just haul out my small drawing board if needed - will post that one as soon as I have fitted the lights.
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