Archive for the ‘Ornaments’ Category


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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2015 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Results

May also be viewed on YouTube – But Best Right Here Official Challenge Playlist at this link. Sponsors Craft Supplies USA –www.woodturnerscatalog.com Robust Woodturning Tools – www.turnrobust.com Chefware Kits – www.chefwarekits.com Pony Tools Inc. – www.ponytools.com Easy Woodtools – www.easywoodtools.com Lyle Jamieson – http://lylejamieson.com Hunter Tools – http://huntertoolsystems.com Konifer Watch – www.koniferwatch.com Zack Fuller Challenge […]

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Christmas Drum Ornament For Little Drummer Boy

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. This video uses the third and last pieces of wood glued into a stave segmented block: The first was a traditional globe ornament; then a vase ornament; and now a drum ornament. I do not know the pen blank wood – this wood was […]

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Christmas Ornament Vase Reminds Of Spirit Of Giving

May also be viewed via YouTube – but best right here. This Christmas vase is turned from mixed “tropical pen blanks”. I had glued up the pen blanks for an earlier project and had ample left over. Move than enough for this project. Since the wood was already glued up, this was a simple project. […]

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