Ron Brown’s Christmas Ornaments

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Project by BenDupre posted 12-14-2018 02:38 AM 1307 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in September when Peachtree had Ron Browns ornament kits on sale I grabbed two sets. Very fun project, but challenging. Hardest part is getting a round form without turning off the vignette. The wood inlays are easier to turn than the acrylic ones. Favorite part i found is turning the finials. I really enjoy turning the delicate forms. Think I’ve finally got the hang of using the skew. Most of the globes are cherry but a few are walnut. The finials are mostly katalox which is a dream to turn. Nice tight grain and moderately hard.

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 03:00 AM

Very nice Ben. They all look so nice! Should look great on the tree!

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

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

Very nice and great detail….

-- Jeff

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 03:51 AM

Great work, they’re timeless classics now.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 08:49 AM

I see a hughe effort here- great and detailed work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 12:12 PM

Great work Ben. These are wonderful keepsakes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 12:38 PM

Real nice ornaments, Ben. I still have to master that skew!! You did a beautiful job with one!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 01:56 PM

Those are nice nice ornaments. You did an excellent job with those finials.

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 02:08 PM

you did a great job on those ben,i could see those hanging on your kids kids tree some day,definitely gonna be family heirlooms.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 12-14-2018 04:03 PM

Very nice..They all turned out great

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 05:01 PM

I agree with all of the above! Nice work.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 12-15-2018 12:27 AM

Great idea Ben nicely done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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