Has anyone tried making Reindeer yet? Anyone need help getting started?
I've been cutting the one inch size out of hard maple and making earrings from them. I gave up using poplar...it wasn't strong enough for these little ones. I had 8 pairs ready and about to take a picture yesterday. Then the family arrived, and now there are none left for the photo shoot. I'm planning to make more today, and NOBODY is getting in my shop until I can at least get some pictures of them to post. I'm gluing pins on the backs of the intermediate sized reindeer, and a few of them were ready for the photo shoot, but they are gone now too. I've cut 391 reindeer (and counting) so far this year.
Another gross of Flying Dutchman #1R blades have been ordered, and they are on the way, but I'm running low.
Before trying to make reindeer this size I strongly advise making the 3 1/2" size from the plans that I posted. Get really good at these big ones before trying to do the little ones.
I've got a busy afternoon and evening ahead of me, because I need 6 pairs of earrings ready to take to the hospital gym tomorrow, to give to the nurses. (I work out 3 X per week there...Tomorrow will be my last day before Christmas to deliver them).
Central North Carolina