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Project by TheDane posted 11-17-2015 10:37 PM 827 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing around at the lathe … black walnut finial and icicle with a spalted maple globe. The stand is about 9” top to bottom. The little Christmas tree inside the ornament is 1 1/8” tall. Finish is spray lacquer (rattle can).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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#1 posted 11-18-2015 06:41 AM

Very nice…you have been busy, did you bore the hole in the globe or do the inside out process?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 07:14 AM

This is a very nice one.

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 09:29 AM

Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 03:43 PM

You play very well with wood. Are you going to decorate your tree with these ornaments?

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 01:27 AM

Very nice…you have been busy, did you bore the hole in the globe or do the inside out process?

- Vince

Squared the stock and used a Forstner bit to drill the holes.

You play very well with wood. Are you going to decorate your tree with these ornaments?

- Bluepine38

Nope … these are going to family members as Christmas gifts.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 11-20-2015 06:55 AM

WOW again… your work is Awesome. Thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 11-20-2015 07:19 AM

Very nicely done buddy!!!

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#8 posted 11-20-2015 03:49 PM

Gerry, this is a beautiful piece. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 11-20-2015 04:02 PM

Very nice selection of wood and turning.

Did you make the stand? I have been looking for ideas on how to smoothly bend the wire and would appreciate any ideas.

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 04:56 PM

Did you make the stand? I have been looking for ideas on how to smoothly bend the wire and would appreciate any ideas.

Yes. I made a simple jig out of a piece of 1-1/4” dowel and a nail. I bent the small hook where the ornament hangs with a pair of needle nose pliers, hooked that end on the nail, and pulled it around the dowel. Easy-peasy.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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