Nine Tiny Reindeer

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Added on December 24, 2010

From: James Davies

Location: Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, UK

Amateur or Pro: Amateur

Finish Used: Light clear varnish (first coat applied, two more to go).

Wood Species: Softwood (pine), Mahogany, ‘Hardwood’ broom handle for pin

Project Description:
Inspired by Ronald Walter’s reindeer (available on Matthias Wandel’s blog), I’ve made the full set of Santa’s reindeer (not yet finished), including Rudolph. Inspired by the set, I’d thought I’d make a box to hold / present them in.

I got the box idea from my first scrollsaw book (Gary Mackay’s box-making projects for the scrollsaw), and I’m pleased to say I’m really proud of my first ever scrollsaw project!

The wood used was a length of pine stripwood (71mm x 9mm), cut to length and laminated (tricky), and a Mahogany plank I bought of eBay. I’m sure I saw the peg box hinge on Marc’s site, but its just a piece of broom handle cut to the thickness of the mahogany and lid, allowing the box to rotate open.

Now to find someone to give it to for Christmas…


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