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Project by fawig posted 12-26-2018 12:27 PM 1235 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been my custom to provide wooden presents for family and friends each Christmas and this year I tackled inside-out turning. I used a type of cherry (on sale at Woodcraft) and made 3/4” x 3/4” x 4” blanks which I temporarily glued together with super glue. After turning the pattern on my lathe (and sanding and applying a wax finish), I broke them apart, flipped the pieces around, and re-glued them back together. I then cleaned up the ends and sides on my table saw and rounded the edges on my router table. After sanding, I applied a wax finish and installed a hook for hanging. They were a big hit!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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socrbent

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#1 posted 12-26-2018 02:30 PM

Wonderful job and idea.

-- socrbent Ohio

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torus

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#2 posted 12-26-2018 04:04 PM

Very clever trick and wonderful result!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-26-2018 06:44 PM

Excellent Idea!! At first look, I thought you scroll sawed them from two sides!!

cheers, Jim

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

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awsum55

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#4 posted 12-26-2018 07:42 PM

I bet they look twice as nice in person, especially with the inside radiuses. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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jeff

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#5 posted 12-26-2018 09:44 PM

I looked at your pics first and didn’t read how you made them.I too thought they were scrolled.They look great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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swirt

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#6 posted 12-27-2018 02:27 AM

Quite clever. That’s a lot of ornaments to make.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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KYJeepGuy

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#7 posted 12-28-2018 12:03 AM

How were you able to glue them together and then knock them apart without damaging them?

Nice project, want to give it a try.

Joel

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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#8 posted 12-28-2018 08:27 AM

Some homes will be very well decorated.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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