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Santa's Secret Key

Santa's Secret Key

Carbon Transfer Paper

Carbon Transfer Paper

Wintery Snowman Friends

Wintery Snowman Friends

Tangled Penguins

Tangled Penguins

Giant Yard Ornaments Wood Pattern

Giant Yard Ornaments Wood Pattern

Four Giant Christmas Mints & Two Giant Candy Canes

Four Giant Christmas Mints & Two Giant Candy Canes

A Brilliant Glowing Yard Display !

A Brilliant Glowing Yard Display !

7 Holiday Birdhouse Designs !

7 Holiday Birdhouse Designs !

8 Holiday Characters attach to your mail box.

8 Holiday Characters attach to your mail box.

Pirate Ship Planter

Pirate Ship Planter

Row Boat Planter

Row Boat Planter

Dump Truck Planter

Dump Truck Planter

Wheel Barrow Planter

Wheel Barrow Planter

A Unique Porch Bench

A Unique Porch Bench

Thomas Turkey Sign

Thomas Turkey Sign

Festive Scarecrow

Festive Scarecrow

Elk Shadow Wood Pattern

Elk Shadow Wood Pattern

Four Goofy Pumpkins & Vines Decorate this Handy Little Bench

Four Goofy Pumpkins & Vines Decorate this Handy Little Bench

This colorful porch bench has spirit!

This colorful porch bench has spirit!

Scary Graveyard Scene Glows at Night !

Scary Graveyard Scene Glows at Night !

Ghostly Spirits Wood Pattern

Ghostly Spirits Wood Pattern

Eight Unique Pumpkin Faces along with Two Sizes of Pumpkins

Eight Unique Pumpkin Faces along with Two Sizes of Pumpkins

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Doc was born ready for the holidays. Around here,

Doc is the Big Guy in the Red Suit. 

Doc’s Special Collection of Woodcraft Patterns will give you woodworking patterns that are fun to make. These simple woodworking projects will impress your neighbors and friends. Delightful Christmas wood patterns such as nativity wood patterns or the ideal eight-point star template will allow you to decorate inside and outside. Choose the right woodworking ideas from our many woodworking plans, create your Christmas wood crafts and light them up at night for great displays. Get started now for the holidays! 

These are not just any woodworking patterns — these are high quality full size wood patterns from which you can produce charming Santa benches, amazing birdhouse greeters and even Nativity scenes with our Nativity wood patterns. We know you'll agree that they give new meaning and delight to "woodworking plans," for the one who uses them and for those who enjoy the results!

Looking for something besides Holiday Patterns? Check out the New Flower Planters - Bear, Deer, Moose, Dump Truck, Tractor, Train Engine, Rowboat and even a Pirate Ship!

If you have not made one of Doc's woodworking projects before, choose your woodworking plan and then follow "Doc's Painting & Display Tips" at the bottom of the page. ENJOY !

Items on the Right are "Featured Items" from Doc's Special Collection of Crafts and Gifts and are always changing. 

Glowing White Nativity

Glowing White Nativity

Silent Night - All White

Silent Night - All White

Shepherds for Silent Night Display

Shepherds for Silent Night Display

Kings for Silent Night Display

Kings for Silent Night Display

Blessed Nativity Manger Scene
Blessed Nativity Display

Blessed Nativity Display

Blessed Nativity Kings, Camels
Add Kings & Camels to Manger Scene

Add Kings & Camels to Manger Scene

Manger, Kings and Camels
Colorful by Day - Heavenly Glowing at Night !

Colorful by Day - Heavenly Glowing at Night !

Large Nativity Dispaly - 2/3 life-size

Large Nativity Dispaly - 2/3 life-size

Holy Family Nativity Scene

Holy Family Nativity Scene

Easy Holy Star Pattern !

Easy Holy Star Pattern !

Colorful Santa Bench

Colorful Santa Bench

Hang Christmas Stockings on this Colorful Project

Hang Christmas Stockings on this Colorful Project

Snowmen Make a Cheerful Winter Display

Snowmen Make a Cheerful Winter Display

LARGE Size Santa, Sleigh, Reindeer Collection

LARGE Size Santa, Sleigh, Reindeer Collection

Pattern of Sleigh includes Medium and Small Designs

Pattern of Sleigh includes Medium and Small Designs

Includes Patterns for Medium & Small Size

Includes Patterns for Medium & Small Size

Buck is approx. 40" tall X 35" wide.

Buck is approx. 40" tall X 35" wide.

Buck is approx. 55" tall X 34" long.

Buck is approx. 55" tall X 34" long.

Realistic Santa & Reindeer

Realistic Santa & Reindeer

It's a Big Moose ! Approx. 60" tall X 52" long.

It's a Big Moose ! Approx. 60" tall X 52" long.

Moose Cow & Calf

Moose Cow & Calf

Ho Ho Ho under the Mistletoe
Christmas Kiss Wood Pattern

Christmas Kiss Wood Pattern

Lights Up at Night
Santa's Toy Shop Wood Pattern

Santa's Toy Shop Wood Pattern

Painting Tips
Doc's Painting and Display Tips

Doc's Painting and Display Tips

Here are some tips that will save you time and make a great looking project.

Always use a good quality exterior grade plywood. I prefer 1/4" birch plywood “flooring underlayment grade” for smaller projects that comes in 4' x 5' or 4’ x 8’ sheets and 1/2" exterior grade plywood “smooth on one side” that comes in 4' x 8' sheets for larger projects. You can find 1/4" birch plywood at a flooring material supply company or flooring covering retail store. Check your local phone book. Some lumberyard stores will also carry this, as well as the 1/2" plywood. Each pattern has it's own material list so you will know what you need to complete any project.

Transfer the pattern to the plywood and cut out. Most of the time a jig saw with a smooth cut blade works best. Depending on the skill level of the pattern, some cuts are very tight and will require the use of a "scroll saw style blade " that fits a jig saw and makes it easier to cut out difficult areas.

You can prime the plywood on both sides with a good exterior grade paint primer before or after you cut out the pattern. If you prime first, then you can transfer all the cut, detail & paint lines for the project. If you prime after, then transfer just the "larger cut lines", Cut out the project, prime, then reposition the transfer paper and pattern on your cut-out, then transfer all the detail & paint lines.

From here it is like a paint by number kit. I use acrylic (water based) paint you can buy at the craft, hardware or lumber store. They usually have a good selection of basic colors in small cans and you can easily mix small amounts for a special color. You will need a set of assorted size paint brushes as well.

After you paint all the areas and edges as needed, outline between the colors with a black paint marker. These are available in assorted colors and in fine / medium point and work like a magic marker only with paint.

To highlight or frost areas, use a technique called "dry brushing", by dipping the brush in paint, then wipe it off on a paper towel so there is hardly any left on it, then lightly brush it on as you like.

After you are all done, give your project a good coat or two of clear finish, satin works best, not glossy.

To display outdoors, I screw pieces of 1" x 2" wood to the back, top and bottom area, or where ever the project allows. Then I use 1/2" electrical conduit cut to about 2 - 3 feet long that I can pound into the ground (even frozen ground) and attach the project using conduit clamps and screws to the mounting boards on the back. On some projects, like deer patterns, a “heavy duty” tent stake works well to hold the legs down.

To light up your display, I use colored or clear flood lights that set inside a shadow box so you cannot see where the light comes from and concentrates the light on your project. Also it helps protect the flood lights from the weather. If your project needs “back-lighting” for our “glowing” patterns, I use clear mini-lights mounted on the back side, then enclose them with plywood so the light shines forward to make the project “glow”.

Doc hopes you enjoy making and displaying your “Art” and come back soon for your next project.

Happy Wood Crafting!   

Doc Holidays

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