krtwood

Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

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There's a new reindeer sheriff in town.

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I intended to keep the square cross section in the neck, having it twist to the 45 degree angle of the head, but I didn't cut enough of the upper block at the 45 degree angle and the neck didn't align perfectly so I had to settle for a round neck.  Maybe next time.   A little look at the process below.  Basically just make the block over-sized and then cut out the rectangular block that the head is within and then cut the head out of that block as you normally would, with some scrap blocks under it to give clearance for the body.  There's only two 45 degree cuts required in establishing that block.  Getting the neck to align is the tricky part.  I modeled it in Sketchup where I could twist the head around and see how big the starting block needed to be and where that upper block intersected with the edges of it so I could find it within the starting block.

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Hopefully video tomorrow...

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35 minutes ago, krtwood said:

There's a new reindeer sheriff in town.

Yes, but there is only one king :)

Nice work bud! 

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I make a few of these every year and those that get them are always happy!  Nice job!  Looking forward to the video!

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10 minutes ago, Llama said:

Yes, but there is only one king :)

Nice work bud! 

Yeah, well, Magna Carta and all that, bud.  No one is above the law!  ;) 

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Not only is the cut cool but it looks like there’s a heck of a lot of lamination involved which adds to the cool! Where did that come from? 

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4 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

Not only is the cut cool but it looks like there’s a heck of a lot of lamination involved which adds to the cool! Where did that come from? 

I made it out of thin 4/4 scraps, but I thought the scale of the little guy was too small for anything that thick.  So I ripped down anything wider than 1/2" or so and glued those all up into 3" wide blanks.  Those I then resawed into two, but the cut randomly within the width.  I ended up with a bunch of different thicknesses by the time it all went back through the planer.  So there's half as many glue ups as it looks.  The starting block was about 3-3/4" by 2-3/4" by 9" for a thickness that would have been 1-1/2" without the twist.  Haven't got any 12/4 stock around but am knee deep in scraps so the huge waste was welcome.

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45 minutes ago, Llama said:

Yes, but there is only one king :)

Nice work bud! 

Battle of the bucks! 

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I'm going to glue up scraps now this looks good!. Also i swore you made the reindeer and then boiled the neck and just twisted it in a vise.

Fun fact, i believe the Caribou is the only species in the Cervidae family that females as well as males grow antlers. So #feminism it's not just males.

   
23 minutes ago, wdwerker said:

So what kind of wood is that ? Or is it a mixture of scraps ?

I'd put my money on cherry.

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23 hours ago, K Cooper said:

I knew that would perk up Mel’s ears/antlers and bring him out of hiding. 

I get an alert whenever someone makes an alteration on my design. :) 

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2 hours ago, K Cooper said:

I still want to see someone make a buck and a doe “in love” . Next challenge! 

Coop, put the cap back on the bottle and get your head out of the gutter.  Your grandkids may read this 1 day.

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Coop, I truly hope you know I was busting your chops.

 

 

2 hours ago, K Cooper said:

No bottle but, you’re right. Deleted. 

 

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Buck and Doe in-love

Reminds me of the time, someone got out of the car one night after being over-served to much holiday cheer and took 2 of those lit Christmas reindeers on someone’s front lawn and somehow Rudolph got his front legs up on the back of the other deer. It was a shame, those deers must of ran away the next day...............................      

 

-Ace-

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

So is every project you make an exercise in tedious or just the ones you make videos on?

Some people have a knack for coming up with ideas for things that look complicated but are actually simple to do.  I am not one of those people :)  Though I think this guy isn't that complicated, just that he's based on something that is extremely simple so it ends up seeming complicated by comparison.

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2 hours ago, krtwood said:

Some people have a knack for coming up with ideas for things that look complicated but are actually simple to do.  I am not one of those people :)  Though I think this guy isn't that complicated, just that he's based on something that is extremely simple so it ends up seeming complicated by comparison.

Oh i meant the matting vases video and the current on going project and.... well fill in the blank there are a few. All awesome projects though.

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