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Thank you all for the kind words!  Planning to try their table top Christmas Ferris Wheel next; that should be an adventure! ;) 

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On 11/25/2017 at 1:00 PM, jabber6 said:

Here are a couple Winfield plans projects that I've completed.

Those look great!  You obviously did a very neat job cutting out the patterns!

On 11/26/2017 at 9:24 AM, jabber6 said:

Thank you all for the kind words!  Planning to try their table top Christmas Ferris Wheel next; that should be an adventure! ;) 

That sounds interesting.  When you say table top does that mean that it's small enough to sit on a table top or that you cut the wheel out of a round table top?

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jabber6... your cutouts look VERY nice.  You've done a nice job in cutting them out as well as displaying them.  They look quite classy and elegant in your front yard.

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Looks great, after making all of those do you have any tips you can share? I am looking into doing some next year, and I am sure you learned some do's and don'ts along the way. :-)

also can i ask you about the presents, did you make them too?

 

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MrMatt - I did not make the presents. I considered it, but found this set at walmart this year already lit and thought I would try them out. So far they've worked great, I wire tied them to the sleigh to keep them in place.

For the cutouts I try to start with decent 5-ply 1/2 inch plywood; fill any gaps in the edges after cutting with wood putty and finish them with 2-3 coats of quality exterior enamel. Occasionally a small split or delamination will start on a plywood edge. I've generally repaired those with gorilla glue, clamping the ply's back together, and touching up the paint. This has been the exception rather than the rule, but catching them while small keeps them from spreading.  Storing them completely upright will help to keep them from warping. The original manger in the nativity set is approaching ten years old so I'm calling it a success. 

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