Ornament Gifts Xmas 2009

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Some turned ornaments given as gifts xmas 2009. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 1698 days ago

Very Nice. I realy need to get me a lathe!!!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 1698 days ago

Those are awesome! Exactly what I want to make for my Christmas tree for next year!

-- new to woodworking, please be nice!

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#3 posted 1698 days ago

They look great! Did you make the center as a separate piece or the entire thing as one?

-- Jess

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#4 posted 1698 days ago

Nice ornaments. Lots of great colors and designs. Great wood choices.

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 1698 days ago

Very cool ornaments well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1698 days ago

and some very nice ones too.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 1698 days ago

Really nice gifts, great turns.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 1698 days ago

Thanks for the great comments.

Reddinosaur— I start our making the center (2” stock, long enough to chuck it and allow for you to work on the desired depth of the ornament) and drilling a 1/2 hole and shape the the outside, sanding and finishing leave enough material to support it while using a small piece of tool steel in a handle to hollow out the inside of the ornament (This helps reduce the weight so that it does not pull on the trees limb) .

After you finish the hollowing, separate the center. I made a taper dowel from a pen blank that is slight larger than 1/2 inch down to 1/2 inch. Slide the center on to the dowel and do your touch up cuts and final sanding and finishing. The center is done. Then all you have to do is decide if you are going to put a cap on the top or a finial and make the top and bottom attachements fitting them to the 1/2” hole that you drilled.

You can make them out of one piece but will need to make them smaller or use lighter weighted wood.

Hope this helps. Later.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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