I found a bunch of pictures that I had never posted last year I thought I would put on the blog. The first was a small garbage can (not my original idea) that I made for my dad’s camper. I teased it here.
Next were two process pictures I took while making the wooden Zelda masterswords. One was routing the blade edges and the other was the carnage that resulted from their production.
Christmas tree bracing
The final picture is of the repair job I had to do for our Christmas tree. My initial build was sturdy enough for me to gently move it about, but did not survive so well from our movers last summer. I took the whole thing apart and added a brace to the entire length of every level, plus a handle to pick the thing up with.
Categories: crafty, how, pictures
Tags: camper, christmas, legend of zelda, master sword, process, repairs, sword, trash, tree, vinyl decal, wooden
peace on earth
Wishing everyone the best this Christmas and being thankful for God’s gift to the world.
This was our first Christmas with our youngest cat, who was having the best time attacking the pile of wrapping paper Christmas morning, and playing in a box we threw some in. He’s quite entertaining.
This was a gift that honestly got finished on Christmas day for my wife. We visited some friends for Thanksgiving on the gulf coast, and brought home a bunch of little driftwood pieces. This will be a cute reminder around the house of that wonderful trip.
laying out a heart shape
A couple of the gifts we wanted to make this year were some turned wooden trees. This meant I had to save up and purchase a lathe, which I’m still learning how to work on. But I have been able to turn out (get it) a few trees that we gave out as Christmas gifts. The stars on top were carved out separate.
When the LEGO Christmas train set was released I ran out to our local LEGO store certain that they would sell-out in minutes. I may have been a bit too worried because I was the only one there when they opened. The train wouldn’t fit on the buffet with the village so we decided to set it up to circle our tree instead.
lego christmas village
It’s been a pretty busy last few months (to include a few weeks were I was under the weather) but I thought I’d get back to posting. A ton of the things I’ve been working on lately were presents so I couldn’t post until now anyway. This is the layout for our LEGO Christmas village this year, with the North Pole off in the distance. We’re running out of room…
lego north pole location
lego north pole
The Santa’s workshop set came with an extra beard, so we made a senior elf, and it also came with an extra red ball from the “North Pole” sign so we made our young reindeer into Rudolph.
This is what we did with this year’s Chirstmas Train set.
A Gift to the World
This week’s bulletin doodle. Last night our church had our Children’s Christmas Cantata, which was absolutely adorable. It was a simple reminder of God’s free gift to all of us.
For an added bonus, below is the cantata backdrop I made for the auditorium and our digital signage, last week’s bulletin doodle of Vader throwing down the imperial march, and a picture of our wooden Christmas tree after we got all the ornaments and lights on.
Great Big Story Backdrop
Wood Tree Decorated
Categories: bulletin, crafty, doodle, pictures
Tags: christmas, doodle, gift, great big story, jesus, manger, tree, vader
tree – plans
tree – cut and laid out
tree – louvers spine
tree – base plate and braces
tree – assembling
Finally getting around to posting some process shots from our wooden Christmas Tree.
No Fluff Tree
Due to family allergies we’ve always had a fake Christmas tree and my wife and I unanimously despise fluffing that stinker. So this year we decided to make a rustic wooden tree to use in the house instead. I’ll post some of the process photos later this week when I get time.
Lots of hooks (83) on the louvers to hang stuff
Lights up close