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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snowman @ My Door

So proud, that is what I am.  I actually finished my Snowman in a relatively useful amount of time AND hung him on my door!

Remember this guy from last week?
Well, I made him a brother...with a body {so unfair!} and gave him some coal for buttons too :0)

Love him!  It is awesome to checkout the door from the street and see such a handsome fellow staring back at me :0)
Now to make something for the door with a Valentines feel...hmmmm...

7 comments:

  1. So very frosty cute! I'm really liking the snowflakes too... Would they possibly be offered as a pattern for us??

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    1. That is a fabulous idea! I will let you know if I can get to it any time soon :0)

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  2. I love Snowmen! He looks very handsome on your door, Tell him hi!

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  3. Hi, I love your snowman and snowflakes! I was wondering how you got that edge on the wood...was it a router? Can you share the how-to? Thank you!

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    1. Kelli, I sure can, but I am booked up for a couple weeks. I will tell you I don't have a router. I wish I did. I use a disc sander. It is like 100 times more powerful than a palm sander. I have hit the thing with my finger a time or two and lost a huge chunk just about every time. I have a 12" disc sander. It is actually an attachment to our Shopsmith {a huge hunk of metal that is a saw version of one of those convertible gyms, changing into a bunch of different tools like a table saw, lathe, or drill press. I had a hard time finding sandpaper for it except for at the specialty stores so I don't think they sell them very many places, but I have seen a lot of 6" or 9" so you might be able to find one of those. I would think a belt sander would work too. Regardless, you need 2 hands to hold the wood, so I would not get anything you need to hold in your hand to operate.

      I did a google search so you can check these guys out here. Sorry if this is all more information than you were looking for :0}

      https://www.google.com/search?q=disc+sander&espvd=2&es_sm=122&tbm=shop&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=AqZOU8f0A6GIyAG-toHYAw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=2063&bih=1057&dpr=0.9

      Basically, I hold the wood at an angle and let the sander take the edge off. With how quickly the sander works it only take a quick pass by and a good 1/4" of corner comes off smooth.

      I will see about that tutorial though as soon as I find someone to work the camera ;0}

      Have a great day!
      Vanessa
      The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker

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  4. Vanessa, thank you SO MUCH for all the information! It was perfect! I'm on a mission to find a disc sander and see what I can do. I love what you have done, and it inspires me :) Thank you so much! I'll keep checking for a tutorial (in case you get the chance). :)

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