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Solid Wood Christmas Ornaments

Photo: Solid Wood Christmas Ornaments (ornaments_solid_group1_2_800w)

I recently discovered that turning Christmas Tree Ornaments out of solid wood is a lot of fun. You don't need to waste time and effort hollowing them out.

I use to think you needed to hollow out your ornaments to make them light enough to hang on a tree. I was lead down the wrong path by way to many demos and magazine articles.

Turning small ornaments out of Cherry, Walnut or Maple wood works and looks great.

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Screw Eyes for Christmas Ornaments

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I like to make my own custom screw eyes for my Christmas Tree Ornaments out of 20 gauge brass wire. My wire screw eyes are small and elegant!

Commercially available screw eyes are generally to big and ugly! If you do find small ones then the threads on the screw eyes are really small and wimpy. They will not hold the screw eye in place for long. Continue reading Screw Eyes for Christmas Ornaments

A Modern Lamp for any Table

Modern Table Lamp
Here is a pointer to my “A Modern Lamp for any Table” article that appeared on page 18 of the AAW June 2021 “American Woodturner” Journal.
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AAW Turning of the Week

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My Pennsylvania Dutch Cake Stand was just selected as the “AAW Turning of the Week” on 3/6/2019.

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Carl’s Cactus Plate Bowl

Ric Rac Orchid Cactus Plate Bowl Photo: Ric Rac Orchid Cactus Plate Bowl

Last month, I found these old photos that I never got around to writing up. They are still relevant. Thus, here is my Ric Rac Cactus Plate Bowl. Continue reading Carl’s Cactus Plate Bowl