For my Xmas tree

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Project by paplou posted 12-13-2011 05:12 PM 1688 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This ornament is 7 inchs long and is made with maple and paduak. I did not put a sealer on it before sanding so the red migrated into the maple as you can see in the photo. I will learn the hard way. BLO with lacquer.


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#1 posted 12-13-2011 05:15 PM

very impressive ! good start on a merry christmas !
Happy holidays to you and yours.

your north florida friend don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 07:03 PM

Beautiful. Your realitives will some now better get to making more.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 07:24 PM

Very nice.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 10:40 PM

Very cool ornament. Gotta love paduak !

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#5 posted 12-14-2011 12:29 AM

Mega cool, nice turning!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 02:19 AM

Not being a turner but have a small lathe, could you post a small how to on how to proceed to build something like this? Really need to know how do you get such a nice sharp point on the end and when you cut it how do you keep it from flying away? Thanks for the look at this nice ornament. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#7 posted 12-15-2011 04:56 PM

Belg1960 Go to youtube and look for bobhamm5 or hayden and look at there videos. they have a lot of videos on how to turn these.


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#8 posted 12-17-2011 12:58 AM

PAPLOU, thanks for the info. Looks like I’ll need to get a new jaw for the lathe, hello Santa

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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