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Project by luv2learn posted 12-15-2013 11:20 PM 975 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I was going to make ornaments using the inside out turning method but after trying twice and getting candle stands rather than ornaments I decided to do them the conventional way. After turning the first three I got a little bolder a punched 1” holes in the blanks before turning them. I don’t know but there is something unnatural about turning over empty spaces. I gives me dry mouth :-).

As always, thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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#1 posted 12-15-2013 11:30 PM

That makes me laugh. (dry mouth) These are beautiful just the way they are. Nice work Lee. About how long are they?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 11:34 PM

How exactly is this done? I don’t understand… Thanks Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 12:06 AM

Sweet, Sweet ornaments!!!............Jim

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

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 12:07 AM

Really cool looking ornaments Lee! So you drilled out the holes then turned them?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 12:31 AM

Nice Ornaments Lee.

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 12:42 AM

Good Job, LEE. I know about the dry mouth, LOL

-- polecat, south alabama

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 12:46 AM

Dave they are 4 to 5” long and about 2” in diameter.

Ed and Tony, I pre-drilled and sanded the 1” diameter holes in the 2” square blanks before turning them. I finished the insides with brush on ploy.

Thanks Mike, they are fun to do. Give it a try buddy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 12-16-2013 12:53 AM

Very nice ornaments Lee….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 12:54 AM

Thanks polecat,visions of disaster loom large when all you see is faint shadow over the open holes ;-).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 12-16-2013 01:04 AM

Wow…nice turning on a small scale Lee….cool project. On a side note, those first three look sorta like old school wooden fishing bobbers…may not just br a Christmas time project buddy….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 12-16-2013 01:41 AM

I’ve seen an ornament done the way you did with the 1 inch hole. Saves a lot of glueing up and I think I’ll try it. Yours came out beautiful.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#12 posted 12-16-2013 03:43 AM

Hey Buster, maybe a new cottage industry, Christmas ornaments in the winter fishing bobbers in the spring ;-)

Ted, these are much easier buddy.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 12-16-2013 01:15 PM

Those are all super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 12-16-2013 01:21 PM

Really cool!!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

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#15 posted 12-16-2013 03:00 PM

Hmm. yea, turning those would be a lil nerve racking I’m thinking. good job. Thanks for showing.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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