X-Mass Ornament

  • Advertise with us
Project by scrappy posted 12-06-2011 05:15 AM 2397 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Christmas Ornament for my local wood club gift exchange.

If you remember this vase I made,
Click for details
This was a left over piece of the design ring from the vase.

I keep all my scraps. haha They are great for small projects like this.

Wood: Bubinga and Maple

Size; 1 5/8 inch diam. X 2 1/4 inch tall (3 1/4 tall with basket) Turned to 1/16th inch wall thickness.

Finish is Tung Oil / Varnish.

This was good practice for doing another mini hollow form and LOTS of fun.

Please leave all comments and critiques. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for Looking.


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

21 comments so far

View rustfever's profile


753 posts in 3366 days

#1 posted 12-06-2011 05:23 AM


-- Rustfever, Central California

View ShopTinker's profile


884 posts in 2824 days

#2 posted 12-06-2011 06:03 AM

That’s a very nice ornament. It very realistic. I know some folks who would love that ornament. My Kiwanis club hosts a hot-air-balloon event each September. Fans come in from all over.

Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

View Ryan Haasen's profile

Ryan Haasen

385 posts in 2457 days

#3 posted 12-06-2011 06:17 AM

What a great idea! Nice job!

-- Ryan

View peteg's profile


4332 posts in 2879 days

#4 posted 12-06-2011 08:59 AM

OK so you are a bit of a “recyceler” (hence the name) ::: ))))))
This is a nice job Mate, well done indeed & very timely

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

View BarbS's profile


2434 posts in 4141 days

#5 posted 12-06-2011 09:08 AM

View BigTiny's profile


1676 posts in 2944 days

#6 posted 12-06-2011 10:18 AM

Hi Scrappy.

I hope you know that it’s projects like this that have my lathe collecting dust in a corner of the shop. I’d never be able to get even half this good, so I’m discouraged… (grin)

Being a pilot who has actually flown in a hot air balloon, this is especially close to me heart. Maybe some year before I head off to that big shop in the sky, I’ll have a go at one of these.

Thanks very much for sharing.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 3121 days

#7 posted 12-06-2011 02:05 PM

Beautiful piece scrappy. Keep it up..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2751 posts in 3648 days

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

Looking Good Scrappy!

-- Dennis Zongker

View MasterSergeant's profile


1367 posts in 2744 days

#9 posted 12-06-2011 03:40 PM

Very ULTRA nice job! I keep building up my scrap but not enough yet to amount to much.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View sedcokid's profile


2733 posts in 3655 days

#10 posted 12-06-2011 03:42 PM

Tis the season, so they say…. Lots of Ornaments!! And this one is a beautiful one and what’s more you recycled and that makes it even better!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

20781 posts in 3162 days

#11 posted 12-06-2011 04:02 PM

Very nice ornament,Dan. The receiver will sure like that one!!

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

View ed220's profile


624 posts in 3449 days

#12 posted 12-06-2011 04:09 PM

That is very cool. Love the contrast. Great job !!

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 3025 days

#13 posted 12-06-2011 04:17 PM

Lovely job, I’d like to hang one of those on my tree.

View CharlieM1958's profile


16276 posts in 4274 days

#14 posted 12-06-2011 08:27 PM

You have really “turned” into a first-class turner. Great ornament.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View scrappy's profile


3507 posts in 3486 days

#15 posted 12-07-2011 01:48 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

Projects like this is why I don’t toss very much stuff. I always have lots of small bits and pieces (sample cuts, extras in case of a mistake, etc..) laying around. Once in a while, you just grab a piece of SCRAP! and see what happens.

MasterSergeant, It is because of all the fantastic projects on this site that I have become the turner I am. They give me the incentive to just keep trying…and trying…and trying…..

Thanks again for all the great comments everyone.


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

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics