Christmas Ornament

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Project by Julian posted 09-08-2019 11:35 PM 674 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to do a demonstration on how to make an ornament at my wood turning club. I never made a Christmas ornament so I did a practice piece to figure out the process. This is made from maple, walnut, and black veneer. It is a segmented ornament with pyrography designs. Colored with india ink markers. Sprayed with shellac.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 12:26 AM

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 12:31 AM

Oh my goodness!!!! That is just a practice piece??? Gorgeous!!!

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

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#3 posted 09-09-2019 02:48 AM

Sorry it could not be qualified as a “practice piece”

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

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 11:09 AM

Julian, this is totally top notch for sure. A great job. Thanks for sharing and I have to believe your club members were thoroughly impressed.

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 04:32 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 09-09-2019 07:51 PM

That is impressive! Thanks for posting.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 10:34 PM

Fantastic! Very well done!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 09-10-2019 09:59 PM

That is amazing! Could you possibly include a pic of the blank making process. Would love to try this for my wife.

-- Josh - (I'll come up with a witty quote later)

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#9 posted 09-11-2019 12:07 AM


Hope this helps.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 09-14-2019 05:46 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#11 posted 09-15-2019 01:25 PM

That’s an heirloom piece and a work of art.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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