Christmas Ornaments for 2011

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Project by sedcokid posted 12-05-2011 05:41 PM 4166 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the latest of my Christmas ornaments turned just a few days ago. The first one is Red Cedar and Red Oak, the second one is Spalted Maple and Jatoba, the third is a Maple Burl and Madrone from Greg at Oregon Burls and the last is a inside out turning made of Hard Maple and Cocobolo. All are finished with multiple coats of laquer and then buffed on the Beal.

My wife enjoys using them on our Christmas Tree and as a matter of fact that the only ornaments on our tree. I have turned in the neighbor hood of 100 of these and have given away numerous ones to family and friends.

All comments are welcome…. Merry Christmas Everyone!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 05:50 PM

Great looking Ornaments Chuck. That burl sure has nice grain figure. I like the finial work that you did on the fourth ornament.

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

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 05:59 PM

These are cool. Someday I have to turn to turning.
Qty 100? Dang, that is a serious quantity.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 06:01 PM

They are awesome. 100 ! wow.. That IS a serious quantity !

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 08:23 PM

Chuck, those are real beautiful ornaments!.........Jim

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

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 08:41 PM

I can see why your wife likes them so much very nice wood combinations. Well done Chuck and happy holiday. Lou

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 10:11 PM

These are beauties Chuck, love that burl one, I think you may have spured me on to turn some of these, Sandra put up our tree last night so guess the timming is right.
Thanks for some great design ideas, :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 11:12 PM

Very well done!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 11:28 PM

Have to agree with the rest these are so cool, my fav. is the 3rd one Maple Burl and Madrone…wow thanks for showing and may you and your love ones enjoy a very Merry Christmas…Wilson

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#9 posted 12-06-2011 12:27 AM

Real nice Chuck, great turning and I like the shapes and finish. Have a Merry Christmas.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 12-06-2011 12:59 AM

Merry Christmas, Chuck!

Really like the burl one!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-06-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks all for the nice words, I think ornaments are fun to do and don’t take a whole bunch of time and everyone enjoys receiving them.

Steve as far as the quantity that I have turned, that number is over the last two years so it really isn’t that many if you make a few at a time.

Thanks again for your support goes to my fellow LJ’s

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 12-06-2011 02:10 AM

Chuck., Very nice ornaments. I turned a few last year with my daughter and had good intentions of making some for gifts this year and now all of a sudden it’s just weeks before Christmas and I haven’t got to a fraction of what I was going to do…. If work and the rest of the world would just leave me alone…........ Nice work

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 12-06-2011 03:32 AM

dyn-no-mite!! very awesome decor. all the wood combos are awesome also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 12-06-2011 03:45 PM

Thanks Ken and Roger! I appreciate the kind words and Doc…... You need to get into the Lathe a little more ;)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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