First attempt - Christmas ornaments

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Project by MovingChips posted 12-15-2020 03:17 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With Christmas right around the corner, nothing like a last-minute turn of some ornaments. I’ve seen some great videos on how to turn a sea urchin ornament, inside/out ornament, the 4-hole ornament and a snowman. I figured it was time to give it a try.

I certainly have plenty of scrap wood from the small stuff I received in the mystery lumber boxes. There a few things I need to consider next time I attempt this;

1. Need more glue then I think is required.
2. Need to practice making finials.
3. Must get better at gluing urchin shells.
4. Practice, practice, practice

Seriously practice is key. The more I turned finials the better I got, and gluing got better. Running out of epoxy and making more trips to the store is inevitable. In the end I’m proud of my first attempts at making the ornaments. However, I’m not exactly sure they are worthy of giving away as gifts.

The only other thing I think I need to mention about this project, if you plan to do this too, is that it will take time. The epoxy drying takes time. Turning each finial, takes time. Fitting to the urchin and making measurements, back and forth, takes time. I’m just not convinced there is a great way to mass produce the urchin shell ornaments.

This was still a fun project and highly recommend. I will be attempting this again in the future.

Here is this week’s video: Christmas Ornaments

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#1 posted 12-17-2020 04:47 PM

Great work on the ornaments!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2020 04:55 PM

Great work on the ornaments!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks! It was fun and obvious I need more practice.

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