Gyro Ornament

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Project by Derek Oliver posted 11-30-2015 03:16 PM 1987 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a ornament I built for the Christmas Ornament Challenge hosted by youtubers Alan Stratton and Carl Jacobsen. It’s made from Cedar and Pine.

You can check out my video here:

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Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 03:28 PM

Really a cool design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 03:48 PM

It’s realy ncredible. Lot of work to do with it. It will be awesome decoration on the Tree.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 03:50 PM

As Dave said nice design. This would be the perfect gift for an engineer.

Are the different rings and the center ball free to spin? I wonder if it would actually work as a Gyro?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 03:58 PM

Beautiful work Derek

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 07:07 PM

Always love these pieces with movement, lovely job Derek with the detailing :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 11-30-2015 07:26 PM

Beautiful ornament. Thanks for the build video. It was a lot of work and turned so nice!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-30-2015 10:43 PM

This is a great looking ornament.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 10:54 PM

hi great design very nicely don i like it
and great video

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#9 posted 12-01-2015 02:00 PM

Now that’s just cool. I would want to cover the tree in these though the wife may disagree :) I think I could at least get one on which is a compliment to it’s beauty that coincides with it’s scientific interest.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#10 posted 12-01-2015 03:06 PM

As Dave said nice design. This would be the perfect gift for an engineer.

Are the different rings and the center ball free to spin? I wonder if it would actually work as a Gyro?

- WoodNSawdust

The center ball and ll the rings (well except the outside one of course) can be spun. However I made them so there is a enough friction on the axis that they will stay in place once you let go, so this one won’t work as a gyro.

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#11 posted 12-02-2015 06:14 AM

Very Nice

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#12 posted 12-02-2015 07:45 AM

Nicely done…great choice of wood colors

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#13 posted 12-17-2016 09:44 PM

Gyro ornament
Would like measurments also hole sizes

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