I made a few Ornaments for Christmas
I made some ornaments and reindeer back in December. This isn't all of them. I made 73 reindeer and 26 ornaments, all done on my DeWalt DW788 scroll saw. The tiny ornaments shown in the last photo were not made in quantity. They are a real challenge to cut. I only made 6 of them that were worth keeping.
I gave the reindeer away to children, waitresses, cashiers, nurses, and a few other woodworkers. Anyone who helped me during that time I wished them a Merry Christmas and held out my hand with a reindeer in it. The men, other than woodworkers, didn't seem to appreciate the reindeer, so they weren't offered to most. The little girls and women all loved them. I did this last year too, but never posted about them or took pictures. The ornaments went on my tree and to close friends and family.
My son gave me his old digital camera, a small but still working camera that I'm not afraid to take into the sawdust, so I've started taking pictures of my work (when I remember to). I've avoided taking my good camera into the shop for fear of killing it, but this one won't be a great loss if it succumbs to sawdust. My whole career has been spent working on projects in restricted areas where cameras were not allowed, so remembering to use this camera in the shop is going to be a challenge. I'm going to try to post pictures of my projects from now on and maybe even try some step by step educational stuff like Harry Sinclair does.
Central North Carolina
Last edited by CharleyL; 01-07-2015 at 04:16 PM.