Turning a Snowman

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Project by CSmithWoodturnings posted 09-29-2014 11:07 PM 2084 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since its getting close to the Christmas season I thought I would share something I made last year. I got this idea from a fellow turner on IG and modified it a bit to my own likings. This was from some scrap wood that I believe is maple. The dots I wood burned it, and as far as the arms go, I just marked where I wanted them to be while the lathe was running, which gave me a symmetric line all the way around, I then pre-drilled and put the twigs in with some epoxy. This would make great Christmas decorations and gifts, along with the ornaments I’ve seen a lot of turners make.

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 12:39 AM

Cool little project…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 02:40 AM

Neat little guy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 01:13 PM

It is getting to be that time of year to start making some fun stuff to hand out!

You did a great job on this guy!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 06:07 PM

I like it and have to believe I will be making something similar….......perhaps with 3 body parts.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 10:06 PM

Really nice, have not turned them for a long time. Never thought to add twig for arms really nice touch.

-- Bill

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 12:53 AM

I just imagined that as a pepper grinder and had a pretty good laugh. Imagine twisting that things head around to crank out black chunks XD.

Great project though, looks nice! How did you do the black dots? Is it burned or did you use a sharpie or something?

-- Turn on, brothers and sisters!!!

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