Christmas ornaments

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Project by Schwieb posted 12-29-2015 01:45 PM 1289 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a little late on posting this but I wanted to do something before the end of the year to celebrate the season. Several of the ornaments had already been given away when I did the photos.

No “how to do blog” like Mads is so good at. Most of these ornaments are based on Dale Nish’s book. I whipped up some little pine boxes for the ones I gave to family members. They were as much fun to make as the ornaments.

Best wishes to my LJ friends for the coming year.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 01:57 PM

Really outstanding proportions for hanging on tree or stand with neat box to store when not in use folks will love them! Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 02:05 PM

Very cool. The receivers of these will be ecstatic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 03:10 PM

Those ornaments do look like they were fun to make. Also good job on presentation boxes.

Hope you have a great new year too. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit again.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 04:18 PM

What a great way to make a presentation of such a beautifully crafted gift. Well don!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 04:20 PM

hey ken, those are so neat, very pretty, that had to be some fun on thee lathe, and the boxes are really nice touch to store it in, how did you do the lettering on the boxes, do you have a lazer, hope you have a great new year.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 05:22 PM

Well done, the pine boxes are an excellent idea as well. How did you do the lettering on the lids?


-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 07:33 PM

Ken, you did a wonderful job on these gifts.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-29-2015 07:38 PM

Very cool gifts, span many generations. With a storage box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 12-30-2015 04:17 AM

Looks good. The work you do inspires me. I am truly impressed with your skill and imagination. I have not had much time for the shop lately but I have a special piece that should be done this weekend.

-- Lee

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#10 posted 12-30-2015 10:34 AM

They are so beautiful, perfect gift for someone.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-30-2015 02:46 PM

These are so cool Ken. I especially loved the live edge ones, but they are all nicely turned with pleasing and appropriated shapes. The gift boxes finished them up perfectly.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-30-2015 07:52 PM

Lovely little bird house ornaments, Dr. Ken! Is there a story as to why the perches are offset in some? Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 12-30-2015 10:54 PM


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#14 posted 12-31-2015 12:27 PM

Awesome work.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#15 posted 04-12-2016 11:51 AM

I remember seeing these really nice looking Christmas ornaments a while ago. I came back here to see them once again. I thought I made a comment about your work. Well I guess it was all in my head! LOL!
Your ornaments are awesome Dr Ken!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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