Archive for the ‘Ornaments’ Category


Woodturning Inside Out Open End Christmas Ornament With LED

This video may be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. But you’re already here! The Christmas Ornament Challenge is accepting entries through November. Enter yours at on the challenges page. View ornaments submitted this year here. Inside out Christmas ornaments are a challenge for me. The profile of the inside turning is difficult to visualize. […]

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2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge Update #1

This is the first update to the Sixth Annual Christmas Ornament Challenge to show all the ornament and videos submitted to date. Links to these videos: All videos are in a playlist at here. for 2 Mauro Migone 3 Patrick Laperrière ( Pat Lap ) 4 Billy Burt 5 Steve Krumanaker 6 Mauro Migone 7 Thijs […]

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Designing Two Stave Inside Out Christmas Ornament

This post may also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. Best right here at As Wood Turns. Inside out Christmas ornaments present a challenge for me. They are tough to visualize due to the interaction of the inside and the outside turning. For this two stave inside out ornament, I started to plan the […]

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Inside Out Christmas Ornament – Tree and Finials

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But best right here! In this video, I complete my inside out Christmas ornament. Last week, I turned the body; now I’ll turn the interior tree for display, the finials, and everything else to complete the ornament. Last week, I noted that it could […]

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Inside Out Christmas Ornament – The Basics

This video may be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook – Best right here where you are! It’s time to start planning for Christmas ornaments and the 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge. To get ready, I’m turning an inside out ornament whose body is maple in this video. In the next video, I’ll turn finials and […]

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Christmas Ornament Challenge Results 2016

Announcing the winners from the 2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge. The Challenge Playlist is at this link. Thanks to each craftsperson who submitted their orn0ament and video. Thanks to sponsors for providing wonderful prizes. Thanks to each viewer who nominated their choices in the Viewer’s Choice. Thanks to everyone else who viewed and appreciated the creativity […]

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Viewers Choice – Christmas Ornament Challenge 2016

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook— Best right here. What a fantastic challenge. This video shows all ornaments that were entered into the challenge. We invite you to vote for your favorites. This is an experiment – we hope it works. Here are the guidelines. Review this video and the ornaments. These […]

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Traditional Hollow Globe Christmas Ornament

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, Best Right Here. To view Christmas Ornament Challenge entries – click here. In a recent comment, a viewer asked if I was going to use my shop built hollowing tools to turn an ornament this year. Well, I had not intended to, since I was busy […]

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Atomic Christmas Ornament For 2016 Ornament Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, Best Right Here. To view Christmas Ornament Challenge entries – click here. This Christmas season I’ve largely avoided hollowing through small holes. This ornament is another such project where I prefer to hollow through the largest opening possible. In this case the largest opening equals the […]

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Inside Out Christmas Ornament For 2016 Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. Best right here. To view Christmas Ornament Challenge entries – click here. Turned wood inside out ornaments give me a certain fascination. Turning one presents some difficulties and risks — all of which can be quickly resolved except one. The most difficult part is visualizing the empty […]

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