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Merry Christmas 2010

So this year we didn’t want Santa to get a headache like he has in past years.  Every time he came out of the chimney, he would inadvertently catch one of the stockings and pull the 5 pound brass hanger (the four of them spelled NOEL) off the mantel and onto his head.

This year (after some design meetings with Mrs. Pardo) I made a stand for the stockings.

I could of used some scrap Pine or Maple, but with the amount of coal I was expecting this year, I needed something stronger.  I went with some scrap Ipe (from Advantage Lumber and the hardest natural wood known to man) and created a stand that Santa could sit on…

There is no glue in the construction, just 4 screws.  This way it can be taken apart for easy storage.