Christmas Ornament

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Project by taidsturning posted 12-17-2009 11:36 PM 1670 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Every year I make an ornament for each one of the 5 grandchildren. This is the 2009 version. About 1.5” square at the base and about 1.5” tall not counting the wire hanger. The base is Bubinga and the candles (no they’re not firecrackers) are Maple, Bloodwood, and Satinwood. The wicks are round toothpicks.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 12:08 AM

Nice project. I assume they are turned, they look real. Pretty cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 12:19 AM

Very cool idea.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 01:36 AM

Nicely done and a neat idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 01:40 AM

Great idea. I might have to start a new tradition next year for my kids and grandkids. Thanks for the post.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 02:32 AM

Hard to think that these are small, looks big and real. Thanks for the wonderful project. Could use more pictures!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 05:31 AM

That’s a great project! I’m like Hacksaw007, I had to keep looking at it to realize the actual size they are. What a beautiful ornament.

-- John @

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 06:10 AM

Clever ornament. Would love to see a picture with a quarter next to it to give it perspective.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 05:03 AM

Great Idea, ohwoodeye had a good idea too put a coin next to them for perspective. I think I will try making some.

Thanks for Sharing,
The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 06:02 AM

very attractive gift. what did you use for the greenery? thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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#10 posted 12-20-2009 06:31 AM

Great Gift

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 12-20-2009 10:16 PM

The greenery is colored spagnum moss from Michael’s Craft store. I will try to post all 5 of the ones I’ve done in the past with a coin for reference size before everything gets put away for another year.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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