Christmas ornaments

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Project by Deacon76 posted 06-17-2011 07:53 PM 1096 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been lurking for a while and am finally taking the plunge and posting a couple of my projects. I recently got into woodworking when the second hand lathe I bought took over my hobby! I’ve completed a dozen projects or so, as it’s hard to find time to spend in the shop recently, and finally feel like I’d like to receive some feedback and critique from you folks on a couple of my recent pieces.

These are all various woods, mostly mystery wood, other than the maple bulbs. All are finished with spray lacquer, except for the bulb on the one in the second picture, which has a CA finish. As I do more of these, I think I’ll use the CA finish more often, as it really made the figure pop and left a glass-like finish.

All comments and critiques are welcome and appreciated.
Thanks again for looking,

Dan c.

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 08:06 PM

Those are really nice.

-- Leslie, TX

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 11:02 PM

hi very nice great detail in them
very nice finish


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#3 posted 06-18-2011 12:22 AM

Great looking ornaments !!!!

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

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 02:30 AM

Fantastic detail to these. Very steady hand on that lathe.

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 06-18-2011 12:03 PM

nice ornaments…..... these things are a lot of fun to turn. well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 06-18-2011 05:55 PM

Very nice work. I’ve done similar pieces, and can attest that a spray finish is the way to go. It’s kinda hard to do a friction finish with spindles that thin! :-)

Really beautiful.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 04:02 AM

Thank you all very much, these really are fun to turn. It’s easy to get caught up in the desire to turn bigger and bigger pieces, but these are a really fun and challenging change of pace. Thanks again for looking and for your kind comments.


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