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    Was in the mood to carve something a little "different", so I decided to try a "Christmas Pickle". If you're not familiar with the tradition, the idea is that after everyone goes to bed, the pickle is hung deep within the Christmas Tree. Next morning, whoever finds the pickle first, gets to 1) open the first present, or 2) gets a special gift. Want to have some fun? Carve a Christmas Pickle! They're typically made of glass, but hey, we're woodcarvers!
    Thanks for looking, as always comments are welcome!
    Steve
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    I like it . . . looks like the real dill
    Last edited by Rontana; 11-24-2019, 06:44 PM.
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    • #3
      Steve, I've never heard of this tradition before, shows we're never too old to learn.
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        I came across this yesterday. I too having been a sheltered lad, did not know of this German tradition. So, for further reference and entertainment:
        #woodcarving #whittling #christmaspickle https://linktr.ee/douglinker-here's a great confidence booster for the beginner woodcarver that can become a Christm...


        Bob L

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        • #5
          Yep, Doug Linker has a nice tutorial and explanation about the Christmas pickle, which I never heard about. Sounds fun though and yours, Steve looks great. I'd give it a try but just got finished designing a Santa in chimney carving and making a bunch of those for the holiday. I will give it a try later though.

          Always learning something new.
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

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          • #6
            Christmas pickle, that’s a new one on me! Nice job!
            Mike

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            • #7
              Nice work and a great idea!


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              • #8
                Look up ukibori and learn how to make warts on things like pickles and toads. A fun project but you'll get the best results with harder woods.

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                • #9
                  Aw a new arrow for the quiver, thank you for the post
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TreeWizard View Post
                    Look up ukibori and learn how to make warts on things like pickles and toads. A fun project but you'll get the best results with harder woods.
                    Very interesting! I've used a somewhat similar method to repair "dings " in gun stocks. The depression already being there due to damage can (sometimes ) be brought back to the original level by placing a very damp cloth over the damaged area and then placing a very hot piece of metal ( a spoon works well) directly on the damp cloth.
                    Wayne
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                    • #11
                      I just learned of the Christmas Pickle tradition while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie...I know Arlene from Carverswoodshop has a Christmas Pickle pattern!

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                      • #12
                        IMHO, you don't really need a "pattern". Take a look at the jar in your fridge! LOL Seriously, take a look at Doug Linkers video and just have at it. Exercising the other side of your brain can be fun!
                        Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!
                        Steve
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