Archive for the ‘Ornaments’ Category


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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2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube but best right here. Carl Jacobson and myself announce the Fifth Annual Christmas Ornament Challenge. This year’s challenge is open to ornaments from all crafts. Make a video of your creation, upload it to your YouTube channel and enter your video on the official entry page. (here) Each year […]

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My Christmas Ornament For 2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. Please stay here 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 […]

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