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A couple of years ago I bought a lathe and since then practiced at it from time to time.
Last year I turned a few Christmas trees for gifts. One of them is here.

This year I have prepared 24 wooden snowmen for Christmas gifts:

For making eyes and buttons I had made the following woodburning tool:

On the butt of the brass rod I have drilled four holes:

And just for my home Chistmas tree I have turned a half of dozen mushrooms and my wife and dougter painted them out:

Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year!





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EarlS

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#1 posted 12-24-2018 02:49 PM

Great Christmas presents!!!

Receiving a creative, unique, handmade item like these is so much better than some store-bought junk!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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rtbrmb

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#2 posted 12-24-2018 05:33 PM

Very clever-everything looks awesome but I really like the snowmen the best.

I may borrow your idea for next Christmas.

Thanks fr sharing.

Bill in MI

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 12-24-2018 06:27 PM

A great set.

Many of us will “borrow—AKA-STEAL” those ideas from you. THANKS!

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

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Tom Regnier

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#4 posted 12-24-2018 10:13 PM

Nice lathe work…I like the different hats!
Merry Christmas.

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clieb91

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#5 posted 12-25-2018 02:05 AM

Very nice collection. Really love the mushrooms but even more the custom tool.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 12-25-2018 02:46 AM

The whole post is too cool! Burned buttons, and those different hats. Maybe make a tool with two concentric circles for the eyes, but I guess snowmen got buttons for eyes, so actually that button burner works. Plus, concentric circles might seem to be a little too much of a “staring” feature.

Are the mouths just saw cuts? How did you make the carrot noses?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Sergeich

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#7 posted 12-25-2018 04:18 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys!
To Dark_Lightning:
Snowmen’s mouths are cut by excentric turning. There is a cool video by Brad Vietje about this technic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1bpAMEglWY
I made noses on a selfmade jam chuck. It is just a round piece of wood attached to a face plate with a 10 mm hole in it.

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 12-25-2018 06:03 AM

You do have a wonderful army, delightful memories for Christmas!
You must really work your lathe a lot.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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AJ1104

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#9 posted 12-25-2018 01:09 PM

Great project and lathe work. I really like your idea for the eyes and buttons. Super gifts, thanks for sharing!

-- AJ

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 01-01-2019 03:07 AM



Thanks for the kind words guys!
To Dark_Lightning:
Snowmen s mouths are cut by excentric turning. There is a cool video by Brad Vietje about this technic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1bpAMEglWY
I made noses on a selfmade jam chuck. It is just a round piece of wood attached to a face plate with a 10 mm hole in it.

- Sergeich

Thanks for the info!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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