Christmas trees

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Project by TDSpade posted 12-13-2018 04:42 AM 1218 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turning Christmas trees, I used 2 inch diameter poplar dowel cut to just under 6 inches on my band saw. This gave me 8 blanks per dowel. I colored these with Sharpies. But the blue turned a more purple-ish color and all of the colors changed a little or a lot. One dowel was very green and the other an off white. That also affected the final color.

If anyone wants waste 8½ minutes of their life here is a link to the youtube video of me making one of the trees.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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#1 posted 12-13-2018 06:19 AM

Futuristic forest!

I think they are neat, although I do admit like the green ones best.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 11:13 AM

Great idea. I have blanks some friends prepped for Snowmen. We’ll see if I can come close to their clever efforts. These quick little projects make fun gifts people love. Thanks for sharing!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 01:37 PM

very cool looking multi colored forest you have there. Great idea.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 12-13-2018 01:54 PM

Cool. I enjoyed watching your technique in the video. Well done.

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 03:02 AM

excellent work. i may try this for Christmas 2019…

thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 05:03 AM

nice —— I like it

-- Youngsville, LA

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 08:59 AM

Outstanding shapes and colours! Great idea for lathe project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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