|4 by 6, relief carved painted bass wood.|
|3.5 by 8.5 on Baltic birch finished with varnish|
The Thanksgiving Weekend is over, it is time now to think of Christmas gifts and decorations. The twisted Christmas tree project by Steve Carmichael is a good looking project that can be folded flat for storage in the off season.
The only special tool you'll need to have to complete this project is dado blades for you table saw. A project like this with its many cuts warrants the time needed to set up your dado blades. I also liked the sled that he made to improve his accuracy and safety (check at 3:17 in the video). Since the dado he is cutting is 3/4 inch, there will be use for that sled/jig in the future too.
If you get working on Christmas projects now, there will not be a rush to complete work in December when your schedule fills with family and holiday cheer. Now if only I would practise what I preach.