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Post by Chilli-head on 28th September 2015, 11:55 am

A lovely autumn day for a bit of wood turning at Wimpole yesterday.  I thought I would turn my mind to getting ahead for the festive occasion that I know may not yet be mentioned by name  as it still a long way off (*).  We will be turning at the ********* craft fair and possibly selling some things, so I wondered if I could make something a bit cute to catch the eye as a change from dibbers !

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Now, opinions wanted.  I was going to make some buttons and eyes from a dark wood, and a carrot nose from Yew for my snowmen, and stain the hats black - but do you think perhaps the simplicity of leaving them as  they are might be better ?  I'm leaning that way.  It would certainly save time - but which would you like best, plain or decorated ?

(*) I got into trouble for mentioning it too early last year Embarassed  - sorry, but if I don't get a head start I always end up in a panic.  Last year I was still making chopping boards the night before !
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Post by Ploshkin on 28th September 2015, 9:44 pm

I like the tree, simple and effective (simple design that is, not workmanship). I like the plain snowmen but suspect that they might be more saleable with faces. Would a plain snowman obviously be a snowman to someone if it was sat on its own without any 'seasonal' clues.
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Post by freebird on 29th September 2015, 6:14 pm

I recognized the snowmen immediately, before I had read your post, CH. But didn't work out what the tree was for a few minutes - might be down to the shadows in the photo as I thought it was a spiral.

Maybe some of each, and see what is most popular.
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Post by Dandelion on 30th September 2015, 10:05 pm

I was going to suggest some of each as well

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