Wooden Reindeer Contest

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  1. Steve
    Steve

    I enjoyed this project. It is the first one I have tried in a hardwood, pecan. I hade about a dozen out of scrap 2×4’s and they have been very popular as giveaways. Thanks for making the pattern available.

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  2. retired92
    retired92

    Where is the free download of the “Wooden Reindeer”? A secret from Santa????????????????????????????

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello!

      Not a secret that’s for sure! You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image, located on the left side of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Kathy!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image, located on the left side of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Scott!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image, located on the left side of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello James!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image, located on the left side of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there David!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Carl!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  3. Di Girolamo Constant
    Di Girolamo Constant

    I had a lot of fun making these. I made a total of 24 and gave some as Christmas gifts. The others will be given as hostess gifts.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Daniel!

      The link back up and running! Please click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image, located on the left side of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Robert!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Robert!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Anthony!

      This is the correct page! You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left to grab the pattern!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Keith!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Kline!

      You’ll want to click on “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” underneath the Reindeer image on the left.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  4. John
    John

    Thanks for the pattern. A fun project and will make great gifts for friends and relatives.

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  5. KEN
    KEN

    I started making these years ago. I got the pattern from Shopsmith’s Hands-On booklet (back when they still sent them out). My mom keeps her set out all year and puts different ribbons around the neck based on the season. You can flip the pattern around and get deer facing both directions. I even made a scaled down version to have baby deer.

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  6. Michele Strople
    Michele Strople

    I have pushed “download now” 10 times and just get to this discussion page. Please don’t repeat “push button”

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Michele!

      I went ahead and tested the link to ensure that it is working properly and had a co-worker of mine test it on their end as well. The download link is working properly so what I would do is press CTRL + F5 on your keyboard, at the same time, because it sounds like your internet browser is stuck in an error loop.

      If that doesn’t resolve the issue, please let us know right away by email, chat, or call us at 1-855-253-0822.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Reynald!

      What device are you looking at the page on? Computer, mobile phone, or tablet?

      The page sounds like it’s stuck in a loop so if you’re on a computer, just press CTRL + F5 at the same time on your keyboard and this will fix 95% of any tech issue you might be having.

      If you’re still having issues, please let us know!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Michele Strople
      Michele Strople

      It doesn’t work on a phone. There is no download here button. I was frustrated also but I found it right away on my computer

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Dennis!

      If you’re on your computer it’s at the top left of the screen. It’s a little red wooden reindeer.
      If you’re on a mobile device, it would be at the top of the page.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  7. Jenelle Shadwick
    Jenelle Shadwick

    I have printed pattern and notice that the reindeer in the contest picture have 4 separate legs. Is there a cutting diagram missing? The pattern makes a reindeer with front and back legs each being one piece. Thanks for your help.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Jenelle,

      Great eye! You’re right; the template doesn’t have the cutouts for the legs, but you can do this if you want to. It just requires a simple cut to remove the waste. From the perspective of the contest, don’t feel as though you need to remove that waste, but if you like that look better, please feel free to do so. I’ve made a bunch of these and never removed the waste to create the four-legged look.

      -Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  8. Anthony Byrde
    Anthony Byrde

    Link still not working as at 10:30 6th Dec (UK time). I would really like to try this – even if not able to enter the competition. All best wishes, Anthony

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Anthony!

      Thanks for letting us know. We did have our team attempt to use the link and it seems to be working as of now. If you’re on a computer, I would press CTRL + F5 to refresh your page and attempt the link once more.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Mike!

      It would be at the top left where it says “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE”.

      Thanks!

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  9. pigbucketau
    pigbucketau

    If you’re having trouble getting to the competition page where you can download the plans – try a different browser – I was using Brave and the link in the email just took me to the Discussion section – nothing else. I tried Chrome, IE and Edge and it works ….

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  10. Frank
    Frank

    This is my second try for the plans of the reindeers, not use what I am doing wrong, have not receive a reply ?

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  11. Dick Van Buren
    Dick Van Buren

    There is no “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” option. The only option is a download button which leads to this page … I see this comment multiple times with the same answer. We must be looking at different pages …?

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  12. Michael Runestrand
    Michael Runestrand

    I am trying to get the pattern and I see your responses to others about a link BUT as of Monday Dec 9th, I can not find that link. I just get taken to this page. Perhaps in your reply, you can include the link so others who may be having the same issue can easily click on it and actually get to it. Thank you very much!

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  13. Robert McAllister
    Robert McAllister

    The 4 reindeer are cut at 100%, 75%,50% and 25 % sizes, the painted with Chrome spray.

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  14. Anthony Byrde
    Anthony Byrde

    The button “DOWNLOAD THE REINDEER PATTERN HERE” is missing! Any chance of restoring it or sending out another link?

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  15. Dave
    Dave

    It appears some people are not following instructions. I believe you have to use the prescribed pattern, NOT do your own thing. You cant carve one or use a different pattern, Correct??????

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  16. Randal Marksberry
    Randal Marksberry

    HI I modified it a little and the artist part of me took over as well. Hope you like it!!

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  17. Lonnie
    Lonnie

    I really enjoyed making this piece. It was my first attempt at cutting a 3-D object. I usually build things out of 2-D pieces. It was fun learning a new skill. I will definitely make more.

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  18. Michele Strople
    Michele Strople

    It doesn’t work on a phone. There is no download here button. I was frustrated also but I found it right away on my computer

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  19. Patrick J Carmon
    Patrick J Carmon

    I really had fun with this project and got carried away a bit. I used up all the scrap 2 x 4s I had in my shop and ended up with 30 Reindeer. Great giveaways.

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  20. Anthony Byrde
    Anthony Byrde

    Still no DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN HERE Link. Only ‘Enter Now’ . Is there some way I can send a .pdf to show you what your page looks like?!

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  21. Dick Patterson
    Dick Patterson

    I actually made this same Reindeer about 25 years ago. Made a number of different sizes, mostly out of Cherry and Ash. Lovely little project and my wife displays them in our curio cabinet.

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  22. Ana Angélica Miranda
    Ana Angélica Miranda

    I’m a wood cratfter lover and since 2010 being making wood crafts with my husband.

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  23. Kasey Murray
    Kasey Murray

    I lost all my woodworking tools (along w/ home & everything else in the “Camp” fire) so this should be a fun challenge with the few tools I have at this point and no shop/garage to do it in! Just need to close in a side or 2 next to my make shift bench under the front of my 5th wheel! Back to basics! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Kasey

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    • Phil
      Phil

      Where did you upload the fotos of what you made?

      I am still unable to find the upload projects button/link

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  24. Revital Mitchell
    Revital Mitchell

    Made them awhile back…fun little project, just wanted to make something I have never made before…Made some new brain connections 🙂

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Revital!

      If you’re looking to upload from a computer, there will be a section at the top right that has a countdown and underneath that, it says “Upload photos here.” It’s a button that you’ll click to upload your items!

      Best of luck!

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  25. Daniel J Stafford
    Daniel J Stafford

    Do we upload a picture of the reindeer, and if so, where’s the link to upload? Thanks

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Daniel!

      If you’re looking to upload from a computer, there will be a section at the top right that has a countdown and underneath that, it says “Upload photos here.” It’s a button that you’ll click to upload your items!

      Best of luck!

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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        • Customer Service
          Customer Service

          Hi there Phil!

          It’s at the top of the page. You’ll see the banner for the website, then scroll a bit and on the right side of the page there is an “Upload here” section where you can click or tap on the button to upload the photo.

          If you are still running into this issue, please give us a call at 1-855-253-0822 for more assistance.

          Thank you!

          Jessica
          Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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          • Customer Service
            Customer Service

            Hi there Phil!

            Most certainly not! We want all to participate.

            Would you want to give us a call? Perhaps that would help out a little more?

            Our phone number is 1-855-253-0822.

            Thanks!

            Jessica
            Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

  26. Drew Frebertshauser
    Drew Frebertshauser

    I enjoyed this project It started with Just one reigndeer it turned into then making 8 more and a sleigh

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  27. Rich
    Rich

    Had fun with the project. Made 20 sets for neighbors and family across the country. Dark Pine Stain vs paint gave them a more realistic look

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  28. paul milewski
    paul milewski

    submitted my entry on 12/27..just wanted to make sure you received it…thank you..

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  29. Paul Jeffery Price
    Paul Jeffery Price

    I spent sevearl hours making and sanding the raindeer and the sleigh. I got lots of good comments and of course everyone wants me to make some for them. Maybe next year.

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  30. Francine
    Francine

    Today was the perfect day to be spent in my studio and the reindeer project was just what I needed

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  31. Steve grady
    Steve grady

    inHi folks; this is gonna have to b. Quickly as I’m downloading all the info wish me luck ! Have a goo nite.
    Thank you much
    Steve grady

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  32. Walton Curtis Flowers
    Walton Curtis Flowers

    New to wood working and turning just now putting shop together and getting the equipment together

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