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First Christmas Ornament

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Project by Adam Hood posted 05-31-2011 04:06 AM 1287 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Christmas ornament. Trying something new. Turned the oustide and hollowed the ball which is made from Orange firewood. Icicle finial is made from Camphor and the top is made from Sweet Gum. Just need to get a brass loop screw to put the wire through so it will hang on the tree. All pieces sanded to 600 and finished with Myland’s. The 2nd pic is with the flash on and closer and was meant to give a better pic of the grain, but didn’t work out to well beings you can see the grain a lil’ better in the 1st pic. I love the grain in the Camphor. I had fun doing this project today. Broke a few finials in the process but thats always a part of learning, right? I see more of these in my future, especially around Christmas as my wife is a Christmas fanatic. Let me know what you think. Feedback is always welcome.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 04:55 AM

Adam, What a great looking Ornament ! I have made a bunch of them as you can see from my projects and that is only a drop in the bucket. Keep practicing errr turning and have fun!! For my taste I like a little more contrast between the finials and ball. Since you live in FL try using sea urchins, you can get them at any number of places including some of the flea markets. I enjoy using them to make some of my ornaments. Have Fun!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 04:58 AM

Adam, What a great looking Ornament ! I have made a bunch of them as you can see from my projects and that is only a drop in the bucket. Keep practicing errr turning and have fun!! For my taste I like a little more contrast between the finials and ball. Since you live in FL try using sea urchins, you can get them at any number of places including some of the flea markets. I enjoy using them to make some of my ornaments. Have Fun!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Adam Hood

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 05:12 AM

I just used junk wood I had laying around so if it didn’t turn out I wasn’t missing much. I never thought bout using urchins. I will have to try that. Where do you get your at? I will keep my eye open for some and give it a shot.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 07:48 AM

Fine looking ornament.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Roger

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 12:20 PM

very intricate and delicate. very nice. and yes, that Camphor does have some nice looks to it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 12:53 PM

Not a bad looking ornament there at all.

These things can be a bit additive. I think we will see more of these from you in the very near future.

Have fun and keep the chips flying.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 05:24 PM

That ornament is beautiful and you did a fine job on it.

-- 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 05-31-2011 06:28 PM

Hello Adam

A beautiful job and another idea for me ….......... Thanks !!!!!
Very nice

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Adam Hood

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#9 posted 06-01-2011 03:52 AM

thanks wreck and @ digger, they are really fun to make, just be careful on the icicle. it gets brittle.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Adam Hood

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 02:17 PM

Thanks Murch & Roger. Roger the pic doesnt really show off the grain in the Camphor like it does in person.

Toguy, they are addicting. You will be seeing more of these on my project page in the near future.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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