Christmas Ornaments

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Project by luv2learn posted 11-18-2017 11:20 PM 1603 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year I make Christmas ornaments for my brothers, sister, kids, grandkids, and now two great grandkids. These are made from shop scrap that has been laying around waiting to be transformed. I am still a novice turner so these were good practice for me. I hollowed out all the bells and added a jingle bell clapper as shown in photo three.

I wish a blessed holiday season to all you my Lumberjock friends and families.

-- 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 11-18-2017 11:44 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 11-18-2017 11:55 PM

Those things are great!!! I think turning would be fun but might have to wait till I have a larger space to work.

Hope to have more shop time in the new year. Would really like to build the rocking chair. :)

-- Travis, Virginia,

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#3 posted 11-19-2017 12:17 AM

For a novice I think you did a marvelous job making all those Christmas ornaments Lee. They all look to be made by a professional if you asked me!
A blessed holiday season to you also!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-19-2017 12:27 AM

Very nice group of ornaments,Lee. I like the working clappers!!\\Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2017 01:20 AM


Years from now they’ll say that you made them waaaay back when! LOL! Sign them? Happy Thanksgiving to you and all.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 11-19-2017 02:05 AM

I’m a novice turner as well. I just learned to turn a bowl today. I’ve been turning snowmen and want to make some other ornaments soon. It’s fun to be able to take what would otherwise be scraps and turn them into something. Great job on yours. Those look wonderful.

Happy holidays to you as well.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#7 posted 11-19-2017 03:29 AM

Very Delightful.

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#8 posted 11-19-2017 04:05 AM

100 years from now, the kids will talk about Great, Great Grandpa Lee as they adorn their tree with those beautiful ornaments.
Well done brother.

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#9 posted 11-19-2017 08:40 AM

Very cool! Reminds of when we used to have ornament swaps.

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 11-19-2017 01:00 PM

These ornaments are all beautiful and nicely done. They will make wonderful gifts.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 11-19-2017 01:26 PM

Very nice job. I’m also a new turner and hope to try these.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 11-19-2017 03:29 PM

Thank you one and all for your thoughtful comments. For me, the kindness you guys express when commenting on fellow LJs posts is no only encouraging but also a breath of fresh air in a world that is so often harsh and critical of others.

-- 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 11-19-2017 07:31 PM

fantastic job and a good top 3!!!

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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#14 posted 11-20-2017 01:09 PM

I really like your bell shapes. And what a great idea for the clapper! Where’d you get it?

Good job on the ornaments!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#15 posted 11-20-2017 01:20 PM

Fine job Lee. I’ve been making snowman for a few years now, maybe it’s time for a few bells. And they work too.

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

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