Lighted Sea Urchin Ornament

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Project by scrappy posted 12-09-2012 01:06 AM 2911 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of Christmas Ornaments that I turned this year.

My daughter challenged me to turn an ornament that would light up.

I have done many searches and have never seen a sea urchin ornament that could be lit up.


When researching ornaments I saw a lot of the sea urchins. On making them, every one had the same problem. You cannot glue to the urchin because of the irregular shape of the shell. The only way to hold the top and bottom on is to put a post between the 2 pieces.

Well, this makes it awful hard to drill a hole in the top and put a mini light in it. I figured out a way to connect the two pieces and still put a light in.

Also have a 9volt battery pack attached to one of the mini Christmas lights so you can put this on a stand on the mantle or shelf.

For the tree, I made a jumper that plugs into the tree lights. This way when the tree is on so is the ornament.

On the first ornament, the top and icicle are made from Walnut. The second one, I used a glass icicle ornament. You can see that on the glass one, the light carries all the way through the icicle.

Hope you all like my ornaments.

Thanks for looking. Please post all comments and suggestions.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 01:25 AM

Cool job on that lighted ornament! Where there’s a will there’s a way. Nice turning,Dan!!

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

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 01:29 AM

Thats a real cool piece Scrappy,
( I know Daughters, now she will want something elese :: )) )
Nice job mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 02:16 AM

Great ornament.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 08:42 AM

Scrappy that is really cool!
Very beautiful work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 09:38 AM

Wow! That looks amazing!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 10:26 AM

Really nice work. Love the imagination.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-09-2012 12:08 PM

nicely done.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 12-09-2012 01:06 PM

Great looking ornament. Now you gotta tell us how you did it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 02:23 PM

Nice looking ornaments Scrappy. Bet She loved them.

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 02:30 PM

dan great work
funny cassie and i were just talking about you yesterday and here you post a project and a realy cool 1 at that

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 12-09-2012 02:46 PM

A great looking ornament that can be displayed year-round. Awesome idea and beautiful work.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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