Popular Mechanics 1960 Wood Cuts Santa; Wise Men; Victorian Horses and Carriage

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The “Patterncraft” Waving Santa wood cut is originally featured in the 1955 Popular Mechanics magazine. Waving Santa is featured in December 1960. Waving Santa is a classic Coca-Cola style, red-coated jolly figure. This feature is titled, “Make it a Merry Christmas” with these free Popular Mechanics 1960 wood patterns! Grab some plywood, a saw, and some paints and read on.

Popular Mechanics 1960 Wood

Plans for do-it-yourself large electrified Christmas candles made out of coffee cans flank the front door of any festive 1960 house. Feel free to adapt these plans to use any number of materials available now. Chances are you don’t have piles of metal coffee cans lying around.

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In addition to waving Santa, there are also grid patterns for window silhouettes to create. These are 2 pieces of wood (a foreground and background) with lights between them. Choose from Wise Men on Camels or a Victorian Carriage and Horses scene. Behind the wise men is a sprawling cityscape. Behind the Victorian carriage is a country house with snowy pine trees. Grid lines are provided on the images below for ease of pattern transfer.

Popular Mechanics 1960 Wood

While wood and paint have remained largely the same, think of how much easier it will be today to light these structures with LED Lights! Changing colors, faux fire effects and more could really make these classic designs pop. Get creative this holiday season with these Popular Mechanics 1960 Wood plans

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