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Christmas Gifts

  • February 18, 2018

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Made 10 of these sconces with snowflake designs for gifts. Made the snowflake design, obtained and enlarged from the internet, and cut out using a saber saw. The removable top was made from 3/4 inch oak with the taper cut for the top design was cut at a 16 degree angle. I used "frosted" fluorescent lighting panels cut to size on the interior of the side panels and attached them with a glue gun. A battery operated tea light was inserted in a inset cut on the bottom on the sconce for illumination. A challenging project but very satisfying upon completion and well received as gifts.

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  • What an awesome, intricate gift! How long did it take you to complete one of these?
    By RYOBI NATION, on February 19, 2018

  • The sides look like 1/4" oak. Did you cut two at once to save time? I know I would have on my scroll saw but not sure about doing that with a saber saw. They look great and I'm sure they were greatly appreciated. It gives me a good idea for next year.
    By mrpip, on February 19, 2018
    • You are correct the sides are 1/4" oak and I cut each of these individually. Made a pattern and used this pattern for each of the sides. The pattern took the longest to make and get everything proportioned to satisfaction. Actual time spent on making each was approximately 2 days after getting the "bugs" worked out on the first few.
      By user17618, on March 6, 2018

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Christmas Gifts

by user17618
Feb 18, 2018
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Made 10 of these sconces with snowflake designs for gifts. Made the snowflake design, obtained and enlarged from the internet, and cut out using a saber saw. The removable top was made from 3/4 inch oak with the taper cut for the top design was cut at a 16 degree angle. I used "frosted" fluorescent lighting panels cut to size on the interior of the side panels and attached them with a glue gun. A battery operated tea light was inserted in a inset cut on the bottom on the sconce for illumination. A challenging project but very satisfying upon completion and well received as gifts.