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Jeff Wilkins
12-14-2011, 8:15 AM
Hi everyone, I subscribe to the scrollsaw workshop free plan email and this came across the wire a few weeks ago. I modified it a little and added more animals to the set. Everything fits neatly into the stable as a box. Enjoy. I personally like this out of 1/8 masonite, the pictures are of 1/8 BB but 1/4 BB would probably work a little better to help the items stand up. With masonite they stand up well in either 1/8 or 3/16 which I can buy at Lowes for $7-$11 for a 4x8 sheet. To assemble, there are 4 big pieces that are glued together to make the sides of the box. There is a smaller one that is glued to the top of the box to hold it in place. First press fit the inner liner into a bigger side wall piece 1/2 way. glue the small inner liner to the top and use the outer piece to help line it up (let dry completely). Glue the outer liner pieces together with the bottom of the box piece. Glue the two stars together. When fitting in the box, put the star in first and pack as many pieces in each level as possible. The top layer should only have 3 pieces in it. put them toward the middle so the inner liner piece can fit in and hold the top in place.

Cassondra Bennett
12-14-2011, 11:01 AM
This is beautiful!!! ty so much for sharing it. Merry Christmas!!!

Anthony Welch
12-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Good job! Thanks for sharing.


Craig Matheny
12-14-2011, 1:34 PM
Very nice thanks for sharing

Charity Newland
12-14-2011, 4:44 PM
Going to make it tonight. Thanks for the great Christmas gift!


Ken Shea
12-14-2011, 5:28 PM
Agreed, very nice.


Dale Lovell
12-14-2011, 8:32 PM
Very Nice, Thank you.


Ken Shea
12-15-2011, 11:34 AM
What length focal lens did you use for this?


Jeff Wilkins
12-15-2011, 11:52 AM
2.5in is the lens I used. The "box"/stable is made from multiple layers glued together.

Ken Shea
12-15-2011, 9:23 PM
Thanks for the info

Ken Shea
12-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Forgot to ask.

What would you say your kerf was cutting these with the 2.5" lens.

Thanks again

rich shepard
12-17-2011, 5:48 PM
Thanks for sharing. Just cut some in 1/4 inch lite ply, now wife wants a bunch more for all the kids and grands kids. hope I have enough material
thanks again

Greg Bednar
12-17-2011, 9:17 PM
Thanks Jeff.

Vicki Rivrud
12-20-2011, 12:58 PM
How nice! Thanks so much for sharing!
Merry Christmas,

Vicki Rivrud
12-20-2011, 12:59 PM
Rich, Did the figures stand up okay using 1/4" lite ply?