Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gingerbread House Progress

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I had quite a bit of time to work on the gingerbread houses this weekend. The gable ends are complete. The ridge beams have been notched to fit over the gable ends, and one has been beveled to match the roof pitch.

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And here you can see the notch in the bottom edge of one of the roof panel. This will fit over tabs on the sides, which still need to cut. These took quite a bit of effort to cut. I cut out most of the material on the scroll saw. Then I made a 45 degree cut at the edges of the remaining material. Next step was to chisel out a segment to the 45 degree angle. Finally with the table of the scroll saw tilted to 45 degrees, I cut the remainder of the notch. (Note: there are two roof panels stacked together in the picture.)

Still to do - the tabs on the sides, the windows and doors on the sides, and the bevel on the other ridge beam. Once those are done I need to cut some plywood to serve as the yard, and cut trees, and other items to decorate the houses.

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