|Project by darryl||posted 08-04-2006 04:09 AM||3623 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I’m working on a Thomas Moser inspired dresser for my youngest of three daughters. Daunting may be an understatement on this project. This dresser is by far my largest project to date.
To help keep my sanity, I thought it might be a good idea to step away from the dresser to work on something that from start to finish could be completed in a day or so. Flipping through a recent copy of Wood magazine helped me decide what to do.
Not having a chuck for my lathe yet wasn’t going to deter me from attempting one of these turned Christmas tree ornaments. Working in a spindle format, I was able to complete my ornament and have it actually kind of resemble the magazine’s version!
I used Cherry for the ball section and Walnut for the top and finial. I applied a BLO/wipe-on-poly mixture before spraying with a glossy poly (at my wife’s request).
For the most part, I’m happy with the results. I do need to find a way to clean up the inside of the ornament…