One of my mom’s many wind chimes gave up the ghost several years ago. The wood was weathered and rotting, and the strings broke. Dad let me take it home and breathe new life into it. Merry Christmas mom!
A few years ago, I came across a nifty pattern an a wood working magazine for a collapsible basket made on the scroll saw. I made one, fell in love with it, and drew out a second one. Both pieces are shelved above my wife’s desk. I put pictures up at one point or another, because a friend contacted me about making one for him to give to his wife for Christmas.
Attempt number one after blowing the dust off of the scroll saw was… less than favorable. But after getting back into the groove on that particular tool, I was very happy to have my second cut come out so well. I found a really beautiful piece of maple for it, and the finished piece I think will make someone very happy this Christmas.