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Though the spring and summer I am working on Christmas gifts and holiday projects. I turn pens and do some decorations.
 

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Very nice work. I,m thinking on giving some of my walking sticks as Christmas presents.
 
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Excellent work CV3 -- I've done a lot of turning over the years, but never pens -- my lathe is much too big for that. I've spent too much money on a couple new "fire sticks" lately to be able to buy another lathe --- but maybe in the future .... :)
 

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One thing I thought of as a small gift was hand made back scratchers. I've got a couple of sticks that are way too curved to be worth much for walking sticks, but I think smaller sections might work w. a gentle hook carved into the end.
 

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Already been saked to do some back scratchers with carved tops.

Searching for some ideas for pressye for christmas apart from traditional board games not getting on to well.

But i suppose a nice carved nativity set would go down well with the children

nice pens , some thing i looked into but alas no room for a lathe

One thing I thought of as a small gift was hand made back scratchers. I've got a couple of sticks that are way too curved to be worth much for walking sticks, but I think smaller sections might work w. a gentle hook carved into the end.
 

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Funny the grandchildren came in today with requets for pressys for christmas

had 1 for a walking stick with a marmot for a topper its her favourite animal

4marionettes ,a dragon a griffin,a troll and a monster and a wooden board game that is about complete They also saw some drawings for a nativity figures i was thinking of doing, bad move need to put things away before they come

I have made one some time ago but its in pieces .

Looks like i have to get my skates on to get them in time for christmas last date for posting to france will be early december its about 15weeks for christmas

Wise move CV getting ready early I cant seem to find time for everything i am doing now who said you will have plenty of time when you retire i seem to be working longer hours than ever
 

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Amen on the longer Hours!!! I start in spring to make a few things each month. Once you have the pen blanks cut ,drilled and pen kit glued in you can turn and finishes one very fast. It is easy to do 20 or 30 in a week. I use CA or supper glue as a finish, it is applied while the blank is on the lathe as soon as you have turned it. But I too just got a request for 4 cutting board. You can never make enough stuff. They just want more!!:)
 

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Yaxley I use one coat of Tung oil (it is food safe after it has curd.) Then I do a few coats of butcher block oil. You can just use butcher block oil, walnut oil, any food safe oil will work.
 

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Still nursing my bride. Thankfully she is on the mind. I have not had time to spend in the shop, But have done some arm chair Christmas carving. this is a basswood Santa. I will leave him natural using low gloss spray finish on him. This is what is called a corner carving quick and easy to carve. It will be a ornament .
 

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Very nice looking piece, CV3.

I am carving a few of the "5 minute wizards" from the Gene Messer videos, with a little modification they make a decent looking Santa.

Mark
 

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I had a couple pieces of basswood kicking around here so I carved these two Santa's. They are out of 2"X2" X 6" block and are basically the Tom Hines 5 minute Wizard with a little modification. I will paint them up and post the updated pics.

Mark
 

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hoping to do some marionetts for the grandchildren a dragon ,griiffin and a troll .the dragon and griffin will give me the chance to try out the ukibori technice .

designing then not quite so easy as trying to work out the strining of them before i start otherwise it would be a waste of time

but have found some good resources on the net prague pupettes are very good and even offer ideas for stick making .

I need to do new ideas and carvings otherwise i would lose interest in stickmaking as its pretty dull to carve the same things
 

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I like you caricature santa's Mark.
I agree cobalt its the challenge to do new things keeps it fresh a fun.
 

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I am not sure what is going on. Once again after I tried to do a edit. It is messed up the post.

I had written that these were cypress knees Santa's I had done after taking a class a few years ago. That learning new skills is what keeps carving fun. I tried edit a few words and it deleted and locked up the picture.
 

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