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How to Make Wooden Snowflakes With Lights (page 1 of 2)

Make a bunch of these snowflakes and hang them from your front porch, from the eaves of your home or from tree branches. This is a perfect project for a beginner woodworker.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

This project uses pocket-hole joinery. If you're not familiar with it, take a look at the basics.

Project Cut List

For the long points – two at 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 24"
For the short points – four at 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 11-1/4"
For the long rails – eight at 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 3"
For the center points – eight at 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 4-5/8"
For the short rails – eight at 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 2"

Cut the Back Frame

Use the guide (image 1) for cutting the long points, short points, long rails and center points. Refer to the lengths in the cut list. Using a miter saw, cut 45-degree angles when cutting to shape both ends of the long points and one end of the short points. Cut 45-degree miters on one end of the center points.

Drill pocket holes in the short points, long rails and center points (images 1 and 2). Position the long rails two inches from the end of the long points and short points (image 1). Attach the long rails to the long points and short points (image 3).

Position the short point assemblies centered on the long point assemblies (image 1). Attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch pocket-hole screws (image 4).

Attach Center Points

Position the center points (with the mitered corners meeting) and attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch pocket-hole screws (image 1). Position the center points assemblies and attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch pocket-hole screws (image 2).

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