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post #1 of 9 Old 10-04-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas Ornaments

Using a tutorial I found at woodturningonline I was able to make a few "inside-out" Christmas ornaments out of some different woods I'd had laying around. All are a combination of Hickory and Walnut, with the exception of the one with the Hackberry finial. My finials aren't real good but I'm getting better the more I work on making ornaments. I've got about 7 done so far and another 7 in different stages of completion.
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Very cool. I haven't tried inside out yet. Be careful with stuff like this though. A bunch of scrooges around here.

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Looks really neat. I'm about ready for some x-mas ornaments myself.
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Neat idea, well done!

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Where are these scrooges of which you speak..?

Tell 'em to bring it!

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That looks like fun.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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They are fun little project, though if you plan on doing many of them I would get a good routine down and do them in job lots since a lot of time is spent just waiting on the glue to dry before you tackle the next step. I might try and do a quick tutorial if I can find the time. Great practice with a spindle gouge and doing finials.

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I do my inside out ornaments on groups of 3 or 4. I glue up a 12" long spindle and then turn 4 inside portions. Then reverse them and turn 4 outside leaving little tenons that I'll cut off later.
when I turn the 3 part ornaments I do them in batches as well. I turn about 10 balls and then turn finials for each ball.
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I do my inside out ornaments on groups of 3 or 4. I glue up a 12" long spindle and then turn 4 inside portions. Then reverse them and turn 4 outside leaving little tenons that I'll cut off later.
when I turn the 3 part ornaments I do them in batches as well. I turn about 10 balls and then turn finials for each ball.
make us a good video of this
Please!!!!!
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Nice work on the ornaments.
I'd like to offer a small tip to anyone giving
these a go (although i've never made any
myself), for the eyes i would try fishing
hooks, they come in various sizes and
colours that would blend in with the type
of wood used.

Kevin.

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