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Offline Acrobat

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Xmas present ideas to make?
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:27 PM »
Hi all, I know you lot are such a creative bunch......and I know it's a bit early yet, but in the back of my mind I'm thinking of making some woodwork presents for friends and family before December gets here to give myself enough time.
I've asked around and so far the usual, Breadboards and picture frames and small boxes have been suggested...hmm done them.
Any cool ideas people? Any sure fire winners apart from those? 
I love the idea of a pull along toy I saw on the Wood Whisperers site but I don't have have any little 'uns to make for this year, so am after ideas mainly for adults....

Thanks, and I hope any ideas can inspire others here too as I'm sure plenty must be thinking the same about what to make for xmas!
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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 10:31 PM »
Adult males or Females?

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Offline Acrobat

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 11:58 PM »
Both women and men.
(I don't have a lathe or bandsaw, but I do have most of the usual tools)... :)
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Offline jbasen

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 12:26 AM »
You might consider making some clocks.  You can make them as simple or elaborate as you like.  The clockworks aren't expensive.  You can purchase them online from www.klockit.com.  They have everything you need whether you are making a small table clock or a tall case clock with an elaborate pendulum clockworks and chimes.

Hope this helps

Offline Acrobat

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 12:35 AM »
Yep, great idea, unfortunately I did two of them last year (and simply forgot to put that on my earlier post).
Keep the ideas a comin'...

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Offline Cross-cut Canuck

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2014, 12:53 AM »
Hi
I made cutting board last year for my family and few friends. Now this year I'm already getting more request that other people want a few. But the people I made cutting boards have requested that I make matching wooden kitchen utensil sets, others want trivets to match the boards but is all along the same kitchen theme.  Since some of friend are wine...o I was thinking of make counter top wine rack and smaller serving boards with carved wooden knife to match or something. Either way the most request I'm getting are kitchen based ideas.

I like the idea of the clocks to......... Maybe fsncy coaster set I don't know ideas are endless but time is counting down.

Cheers
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Offline gippy

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 01:17 AM »
I carve wooden spoons from beech or local woods I grab when trees are being trimmed. They usually go down well as presents. A gouge or spoon knife is useful for doing the bowl though.

Offline GOT8SPD

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2014, 05:07 PM »
Hi
I made cutting board last year for my family and few friends. Now this year I'm already getting more request that other people want a few. But the people I made cutting boards have requested that I make matching wooden kitchen utensil sets, others want trivets to match the boards but is all along the same kitchen theme.  Since some of friend are wine...o I was thinking of make counter top wine rack and smaller serving boards with carved wooden knife to match or something. Either way the most request I'm getting are kitchen based ideas.

I like the idea of the clocks to......... Maybe fsncy coaster set I don't know ideas are endless but time is counting down.

Cheers
Aaron

Those are some fancy cutting boards!  Just wondering...what kind of wood is typically used for cutting boards?

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Hi
I made cutting board last year for my family and few friends. Now this year I'm already getting more request that other people want a few. But the people I made cutting boards have requested that I make matching wooden kitchen utensil sets, others want trivets to match the boards but is all along the same kitchen theme.  Since some of friend are wine...o I was thinking of make counter top wine rack and smaller serving boards with carved wooden knife to match or something. Either way the most request I'm getting are kitchen based ideas.

I like the idea of the clocks to......... Maybe fsncy coaster set I don't know ideas are endless but time is counting down.

Cheers
Aaron

Those are some fancy cutting boards!  Just wondering...what kind of wood is typically used for cutting boards?

Maple, cherry and walnut
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2014, 06:18 PM »
Small boxes with nice wood combinations are always appreciated.

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 03:49 AM »
This is a good idea. Maybe Ill do the same thing for some friends when I finish my current project.

Ill check some craft magazines its getting to be that time of year.

But to answer your question , Search the site, Peter Parfitt has posted a video on some nice projects to make as gifts.

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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 06:10 AM »
Wine Bottle Holders?

Easy to batch out.  David just posted a link on how he makes them.  I created a template for use with a flush trim bit.
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Re: Xmas present ideas to make?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2014, 06:24 AM »
I made two or three videos about simple present ideas - you might like to try the tongs the Present Ideas #1-3 video and I know you feel that a picture frame may be old hat, do take a look at the picture frame design in Present Ideas #4.

You can find these via the link to the New Brit Workshop below.

Peter