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Project by relic posted 2513 days ago 1378 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked if I could make these for her staff last Christmas. She found it in a woodworking magazine, I don’t recall which one. Here are two that are finished for stocking stuffers for this year.
They are made from Maple, Ash, and Walnut, they measure 1 3/4” X 4 1/8”, I used Shellawax as a finish.

-- Andy Stark





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darryl

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#1 posted 2513 days ago

I think it was Wood Magazine that had these. I made a few myself last year. yours came out quite nice, good work.

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2513 days ago

I think Mot posted a link to a video on making these. Very nice.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 2513 days ago

Very nice. They came out great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#4 posted 2513 days ago

Yeah, that’s the one from Wood Magazine. Yours look awesome! As an alternative, take a look at this:

http://marleyturned.com/id94.asp

EDITED: Please note that I had originally embedded the video of a Christmas Ornament Turning in this reply. After reading some of Mr. Marley’s site, I came across a disclaimer that suggested that I might have done something that he would frown upon. Please click on the link and follow the site to the Christmas ornament turning. It’s worth the watch!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 2513 days ago

Thanks Andy for sharing and Thank You Mot for the very interesting tutorial.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 2513 days ago

Wow, that’s quite a process to make one of these. Very intricate wood turning. Nice work!

Mot, I thought you were the one turning that piece until it got to the end!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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mot

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#7 posted 2513 days ago

LOL! No Tom, the turner in this video is Larry Marley.

The ornament that relic posted uses a block that is drilled from intersecting long grain sides, and from bottom to intersect with the long grain holes. You drill it with a forstner bit. You then turn the Christmas tree as part of the bottom fineal and insert it into the drilled block, then turn the block round…or turn it round first, then insert the bottom/tree. Relic’s is a really cool ornament. The one that Larry does is just an alternative.

Cheers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TomFran

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#8 posted 2513 days ago

Mot, He makes it look easy….(but it isn’t) ;^D

I love the background Christmas music too! Great video!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 2513 days ago

Very nice.
I need a lathe :) can someone tell my wife how much I NEED a lathe <grin>

109 days to Christmas

I just watched the video WOW! And got my wife to watch it with me, I think she understand why I need (ok want:) one and need it now <laugh>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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relic

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#10 posted 2513 days ago

Thanks for the comments. My wife and I also watched the video, and guess what my weekend project is :)

-- Andy Stark

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#11 posted 2513 days ago

Dear Ms Snowdog-ress,
Snowdog NEEDS a lathe. Why you ask? Well, he’s a LumberJock. Every LumberJock needs a lathe. Why you ask? Well, I can’t really tell you that because I’d give away the surprise! Yes, there is a surprise birthday present being planned, a surprise anniversary present, a surprise “just because I love you” present, and a “because it’s Tuesday” present—each of these beautiful presents (some which will include some bling bling) all require a lathe to complete them!!

Also, what I can tell you is that once Snowdog gets the lathe, you will find that he is much more helpful around the house, doing way more than his share of the chores, he will watch more chick flicks with you, he will go shopping more, and he, well, you will just be surprised at how much leverage you will have.. I mean.. how much more amazing he becomes.

(Oh, and get your own personal list of “lathe” ideas ready),

Your friend,
MsDebbieP

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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