Christmas gifts handmade – with fret-jigsaw

What`s `Laubsäge´ in English?

A fret saw gets its name from the French word freter, which means ‚lattice‘, a structure made from overlapping pieces of material that form intricate patterns.

A Jigsaw is an electric tool to cut wood. For pictures (follow the link):

Jigsaw Pictures

A hand operated jigsaw is this:

Small hand-held jigsaw for wood cutting, isolate, fretsaw

©Henadzi Pechan

For more pics and info (follow the links):

Hand operated Jigsaw

But it`s also a fret saw (link):

Fret Saw

Last edition with fret – or jigsaw

Christmas gifts – handmade

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Modest family demands are met by the simple work, which conveys an entertaining evening program in a way that is as original as it is entertaining (Loriot – free-translated)

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Cinnamon stars (handsawn)

3 egg whites-250 g caster sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, add 325g finely chopped almonds, knead well, roll out dough on baking tray, take out of the oven after 6 – 8 hours (A). Then Mother’s tranquil Christmas work begins (B). Note: Cinnamon stars of mother handsawn still taste best (Loriot – free-translated).

Who is Loriot

Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl von Bülow (12 November 1923 – 22 August 2011), known as Vicco von Bülow (from Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl) or Loriot, was a German comedian, humorist, cartoonist, film director, actor and writer….

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Loriot in 1971 (Wikipedia)

More Info by Wikipedia (link):

Loriot Infos

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Write on it: Open only Christmas Eve (Loriot – free-translated)

Be surprised by a special gift…

I wish you all a merry Christmas!!

PJP

Loriots Advisor pt. 2 – Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

The oversaturation of sophisticated bourgeois families with articles of all kinds makes it difficult to give rich friends a pleasure to the feast. Our today’s proposals prove however, that with little means and loving consideration among wealthy people you achieve even those joyful surprise and that must be the real concern of any serious `life artist´ in the holidays.

Die Übersättigung gehobener bürgerlicher Kreise mit Artikeln aller Art macht es schwierig, reichen Freunden zum Fest eine Freude zu bereiten. Unsere heutigen Vorschläge beweisen jedoch, dass mit wenigen Mitteln und liebevoller Überlegung auch bei wohlhabenden Menschen noch jene freudige Überraschung zu erzielen ist, die gerade in den Feiertagen das echte Anliegen jedes ernsthaften Lebenskünstlers sein muss.

Our beloved children

As you can see in image `A´ little Sabine found no inner relationship to the elaborate gifts for their parents. However, the gift of an older uncle of godfather  a stainless steel hammer – which arrived at last-minute – conjured up the hoped-for Christmas shine in Sabine’s children’s eyes.

Unsere lieben Kinder

“ Das abgebildete Kleinkind Sabine (4) fand zu den aufwendigen Gaben der Eltern keine innere Beziehung (A)“ (Loriot). 0026_loriotsgescheneke

However, the gift of an older uncle of godfather  a stainless steel hammer – which arrived at last-minute – conjured up the hoped-for Christmas shine in Sabine’s children’s eyes.

„Dagegen zauberte das Geschenk eines älteren Patenonkels, ein in letzter Minute eintreffender Edelstahlhammer, sofort den erhofften weihnachtlichen Glanz in Sabines Kinderaugen“ Loriot)

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Last minute shopping in nonbusiness hours

Use the quiet time of business for your purchases. The overloaded staff will appreciate it.

Letzte Einkäufe außerhalb der Geschäftszeit

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Special Offers

Use special offers like this: Hand-woven raffia mats with artisticallycrafted Christmas motifThe retail price is 18.50 euros. If you buy 2,500 pieces the price is decreased to 0.95 euros. This article is a moody jewelry for every table arranged in front of the tree (Note the Chrismastree on the top).

Sonderangebote

„Wer gewohnt ist zu rechnen, bevorzugt das sensationelle Sonderangebot: Handgeflochtene Bast-Untersetzer mit künstlerisch eingearbeitetem Weihnachtsmotiv. Der Ladenpreis beträgt DM 18,50 pro Stück. Bei Abnahme von 2.500 Stück verringert sich der Einzelpreis auf DM 0,95. Hübsch vor dem Baum angeordnet, ist dieser Artikel ein stimmungsvoller Schmuck für jeden Gabentisch (Pfeil: Der Weihnachtsbaum)“ (Loriot)

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Later more…

Mehr später…

Copyright © aller Bilderkopien: Loriots heile Welt, 1973 Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich

ISBN 3 257 00927 5

PJP.