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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:37 pm 
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…and the goose is getting fat.

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I know, I’ve used this once before, but the image of these little geese ornaments has been on my mind every year since I first saw them. So this year, I’ve tried to reproduce them from some scrap pine that I’ve had lying around, seemingly forever.

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The woodworking is dead simple, but the painting is something that I still need practice with. Hopefully they’ll pass muster, as each of my friends and loved ones will be getting goosed for Christmas. :wink:

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Heh heh, goose droppings :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 am 
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Greets, Tom -

Perhaps few people realize that goose was, and perhaps is, the preferred main Christmas dunner dish for many. An interesting anecdote is that there is no white meat on a goose. Be sure to save the goose grease for simmering with you sour krout.

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DennisS wrote:
Be sure to save the goose grease for simmering with you sour krout.

are you saying there's no woodworking use for goose fat?


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drstrip wrote:
DennisS wrote:
Be sure to save the goose grease for simmering with you sour krout.

are you saying there's no woodworking use for goose fat?


Haven't run into any. But I remember we used goose grease on the cork of the saxaphone mouthpieces when I was in Hi School band. (grin)

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Tom , pretty little things.

How tall are they, they look to be small 2-3 inches.

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Hey Duan,

They're just under 4" tall. The pieces are 1/4" thick.

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Those are sweet Tom.

I used to make little bunnies for easter.

I had a template which made them a piece of cake to make. I had bunnies all over my yard. The kids loved them


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Tom,
Thanks, I may try a few for some friends.
I will probably go for the minimum paint.

Thanks again
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That's good stuff Tom! Run with it! :thumbup:

I just came across this meme the other day and, I hope I get to build one of these for some grandkids one day :D ..

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Now that is SUPER COOL!
As a grandfather of 5, I wish I had seen that one about 15 years ago. :) Now, with the youngest being 9 years old, I doubt it would spark much interest. LOL
But, I still had fun making doll furniture, wooden trucks and all kinds of puzzles. "Back in the day" as they say. :)

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