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Project by scrappy posted 12-06-2011 05:15 AM 2075 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,
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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!

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


-- Rustfever, Central California

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#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."

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

What a great idea! Nice job!

-- Ryan

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#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

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#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!

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#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

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

Looking Good Scrappy!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#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

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#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,

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#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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#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!

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