First Shot at Christmas Ornaments

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Project by EOD_Eric posted 12-23-2009 10:53 PM 1325 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are two here. I goofed on the second one…definitely do not like the top…looks like a beret!

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 12-24-2009 02:29 AM

Both look good to me. What kind of woods did you use? and what size are they?

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 02:37 AM

Looks ok to me…I really like that wood. ??

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 10:23 AM

They look good to me Eric. Neat turning, what is the wood in the first one please.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 05:34 PM

Great wood, very nice.

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 06:24 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. The wood for the ball came from some tree limbs that broke from a tree behind out Battalion HQ. I have no idea of the species, as I am not familiar with tree’s in the wild, especially those here in Iraq. It is definitely not a date palm, though (the one Iraqi tree I can identify!). I love the contrast between the heart and sap woods.

The finials in the first are from some mahogony pen blanks I ordered. I do not turn pens, but wanted to see what the wood turned like…very nice. The cap on the second is more of some Iraqi mystery wood that I found and have used on other projects. Wish I could provide more info than that. I will try to get some pics of the leaves and tree from the lighter colored wood…maybe someone can help me identify it. I have no idea where the reddish tree came from…all I found were logs.


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#6 posted 12-29-2009 01:14 AM

Thanks Eric, have similar looking wood I salvaged from a shipping crate from either Nth India or Pakistan and unable to identify. The wood is heavy but great to turn. All the best in Iraq.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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