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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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First Onrnament

Walnut and maple. It's 6 3/4 tip to tip. Could have been a little longer for better proportions but it looks nice just hanging around.

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Looks great! I like the little bit of color in that maple.

Did you hollow it? I've avoided these because I don't have any hollowing tools.
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Yea, it's hollow.

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-12-2010, 05:52 PM
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It sure is the time to start cranking out the ornaments isn't it. Tim, this is a nice looking ornament. Now are you making more to fill out the tree?

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Beautiful work. That'll look fantastic on the tree this year. This may seem like a silly question, but having never made something like this, do you laminate the wood first and then turn it or do you turn the pieces first and the glue them together? I'd like to try making one of these but am not sure of the process. (okay, I just saw that you hollowed it so I guess that you turned it and then glued it together. Do you think it would work the other way?)
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Yea, it's 3 pieces turned separately Kenbo. It may work the way your thinking, the reason for hollowing is simply to reduce the weight.

Actually the more I think about it, you would probably need to dowel the pieces together or something of that sort.

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Hollow? How hard is that through the small holes. I have no turning skills and don't know much.

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burkhome, they don't have to be hollowed perfectly. Just get out what you can to lighten it up.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-13-2010, 11:51 AM
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Tim, very nice ornament. nice color compliment. its going to look great on the tree. So you going to turn all of us wood turners one....LOL

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