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Christmas Ornaments from my scrap bin

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Project by TrBlu posted 11-28-2011 02:20 PM 1399 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a few nice looking pieces laying in my scrap bin. Thought I would try turning some Christmas decoration. The first two are spalted Holly, from trees I cut a couple years ago. The third is a piece of Tulipwood, left over from another project.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 02:25 PM

These sure do make nice ornaments. Sometimes the simple things are better.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-28-2011 04:14 PM

Very nice..have to try that.

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 06:51 PM

I think its about time I get in the Christmas mood and do something like that. I got some small pieces of ash, probably won’t look as good as yours…... but if I’m brave enough I’ll post the pics. Thanks for showing…BT

-- Bob, Michigan

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TrBlu

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 08:02 PM

BTW: I used a 60 degree live center in the tail stock. The dimple from the live center makes a nice pilot for the eye screw.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 09:17 PM

Very nice, I really like the shapes.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 05:50 AM

Very sweet ornaments! I love spalted wood for projects. Only God can make those patterns!!

Is that like from a holly bush?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TrBlu

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 06:05 AM

Holly is actually a tree. It takes a lot of years for the trunks to grow to any size. Holly is often referred to as a bush.

If you cut the tree during real cold weather, the wood is snowy white. Cut it in warmer weather, it looks pale blue when dried.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#8 posted 12-10-2011 05:02 AM

I made some ornament something like this last year. I went to the hardware store and bought some brass ferrules (used on copper tubing) and I cut the stem on the top to fit these then sanded the high part off the ferrule. It thought it looked nice but this looks nice and the wood is beautiful. Nice job on these.

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