My Christmas Ornament For 2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge

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This year’s Christmas Ornament Challenge is rapidly approaching. The submission period is November. We’re working on the official announcement.

Meanwhile, I want to turn a simple ornament.

While there are few rules for ornaments, one that occurs to me is that something that must hang from a tree must be lighter than solid wood. But I don’t like hollowing thru a small hole.

So for this ornament, I’m turning it cross grain, part it, hollow the two portions, then glue the piece back together again.

The challenge for this ornament is how to mount it to the lathe.

Good turning.


2 Responses to “My Christmas Ornament For 2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge”

  1. Arthur says:

    Great idea looks good, How do you keep from getting marks from chuck when you refine them ?

    • Alan says:

      That is the art of this turning. How to sequence the turning so that any jaw damage is removed from the subsequent setup.
      In this case, any damage from the tenons near the max diameter are removed when trimming the joint. Using the compression faceplate left no marks to get rid of.
      So, a variety of tools & techniques mix and match to achieve the result.
      Keep on turning.
      Alan