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Some turned ornaments given as gifts xmas 2009. Thanks.
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#1 posted 01-03-2010 04:23 AM
Very Nice. I realy need to get me a lathe!!!
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#2 posted 01-03-2010 05:36 AM
Those are awesome! Exactly what I want to make for my Christmas tree for next year!
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#3 posted 01-03-2010 05:47 AM
They look great! Did you make the center as a separate piece or the entire thing as one?
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#4 posted 01-03-2010 06:40 AM
Nice ornaments. Lots of great colors and designs. Great wood choices.
Keep it up.
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#5 posted 01-03-2010 06:43 AM
Very cool ornaments well done.
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#6 posted 01-03-2010 02:08 PM
and some very nice ones too.
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#7 posted 01-03-2010 02:44 PM
Really nice gifts, great turns.
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#8 posted 01-03-2010 04:20 PM
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.
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