2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge

This year’s ornament video’s (in order of submission).

 

 

1.Kickoff – 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge 

–Alan Stratton
–Carl Jacobson

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2. Christmas Ornament 2017

Holly leaves in a chestnut frame.

– Mauro Migone

Making an Acorn Box Christmas Ornament
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3. Making an Acorn Box Christmas Ornament 

I made this ornament in my 2X3 closet shop. It’s hard to produce good videos in a small space like that.

– Patrick Laperrière ( Pat Lap )

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4. 2017 Ornament Challenge Angel Bell

Body is Ash Juniper, wings are scroll sawn Red Oak with feathers detailed using pyrography and the clangor is Mesquite. 3 1/2″ wide at wings, 5″ tall.

– Billy Burt

Gnarly Christmas Tree
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5. Gnarly Christmas Tree

A gnarly Christmas ornament display stand.

– Steve Krumanaker

 Snowman 2017 - Pupazzo di neve
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6. Snowman 2017 – Pupazzo di neve

A many wood Christmas ornament: jew, maple, wengè, beech (the nose) and chestnut (the arms).

– Mauro Migone

 Oak wood Christmas Plate
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7. Oak wood Christmas Plate

I made a Christmas Plate from oak wood. It ‘s a present for my uncle’s birthday. I saved the wood from burning in the oven, I got it from a tree pruner.

– Thijs Gijbels

 Woodturning a hollow spiral globe
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8. Woodturning a hollow spiral globe

Shows how to use a Merlin 2 minigrinder to cut the bines, and then to hollow the sphere. Shows shaping the bines and sanding.  Shows turning the top and bottom finial.

– Walt Wager

 Christmas Angel
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 9. How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament 

This is a simple and quick project. In all it took me about 33 mins from start to finish to make this.The body is made from silver maple while the halo and wings were from a piece of Brazilian Cherry.

– Ken Moon

 Cookie Jar Natavity
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10. Cookie Jar_Nativity Scene Combo

I made a segmented cookie jar, take off the lid and my Nativity Scene can be inserted where the lid goes, cradle revolves in circle while playing Silent Night.

– Tom Ackley

 Christmas Ornament
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11. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

My first Ornament ever. It is made out of Apple and Oak and the top finial is in (kind of) Christmas tree shape.

– Christian Kuebler

 Christmas Ornament with Seashell
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12. My Entry for The Christmas Ornament Challenge

I wanted to use a long spiral seashell as the “Icicle” on a Christmas Ornament, and it became more of a challenge than I thought it would :)

– Mike Waldt

 Abbey Bominable
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13. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 entry

The daughter of the Abominable Snowman, Abbey Bominable, get’s a new dress made from old books.

– Perior Prenella von Windt

 Christmas Ornament
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14. Wood Turning Christmas Ornaments

Watch as I figure out how to make a Christmas Ornament like my heroes, Carl and Alan.

– Joe Pierce

 Santa's Workshop
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15. Santa’s Workshop – 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge

My entry for the 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge on YouTube. This has combined a few of my skills such as woodworking, woodturning, carving and electronics. It’s taken me a few months to complete and thought I would have a stab at entering the 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge. I had over 140 photos I could have put into the video bu ended up only putting in a couple just to get the point across.

– Grace Silverwood

 Christmas Tree Ornament
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16. Eccentric Tree

How to turn an eccentric tree with Vee cuts on different sides and an angel tree topper. Colored with green dye.

– Mike Peace

 Christmas Ornament
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17. Old World Santa and Tree

These decorations are made with hackberry wood and dyed after turning. I made these for the ornament challenge 2017.

– OJ Stevens

 Christmas Ornament
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 18. Eli’s 2017 ornament

Detailed inlay.  The man body is a hollowed our solid piece of wenge with 4 segmented medallions inlayed into it

– Eli Polite

 Snowman Ornament
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 19. Snow man and Tree

I was too late for last years challenge, when I made this.  The snowman, and tree are made from a broken ash tent stake I got at work. The hat is from walnut, and the nose is padauk. I burned the buttons, and face with my soldering iron.  The base is lightly figured maple.

– Matt Pride

 Christmas Tree Goblet
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21. A Yew Christmas Tree Goblet

I’ve been thinking of turning one of these for a while … so I finally did :)

– Mike Waldt

 Christmas Ornament
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22. Christmas Ornament

I cut the pen blank into three and glued them together side to side to make a square. This was sandwiched  between yew to make the main body. The appendages were turned in Zebrawood. The turned sections were finished with Yorkshire grit and Hampshire Sheen before being assembled. P7

– Raymond Williams

 Birdhouse Christmas Ornament
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23. Woodturned Birdhouse Christmas 

Tiny Birdhouses.  The perfect gift for the tiny bird in your life.  Or just to hang on a Christmas tree.

– Joe Pierce

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24. Making of 2017 Ornaments

It started 19 yrs ago when seeing a ornament in a gift shop. I thought “I could make that”
Now I make 150 each year for family & friends with the help of grandchildren.

– Tom Midtbo

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25. 2017 ornament challenge entry

Here is my entry for 2017 Christmas ornament challenge, it’s a oak and mystery wood ornament and has a CA finish.

– Jesse Barremore

 Christmas Ornament
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26. DIY Laser Cut Ornament: 2017 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CHALLENGE!

Splenderific wooden (but not turned) ornament designed for beginners and holiday enthusiasts everywhere. The laser cutter file is in the description to the video.

– Xyla Foxlin

 Christmas Ornament
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27. Wood turning an inside out Christmas ornament

This is a video showing how I turned a lighted inside out Christmas ornament.

– Mark Jensen

 Inside Out Christmas Ornament
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28. Woodturning Inside Out Open End Christmas Ornament With LED

I’ve extended my inside out turning to include an open end to this challenge turning style.

– Alan Stratton

 Christmas Ornament
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29. 2017 Ornament Challenge Entry 2

My method for turning Christmas tree ornaments.

– Billy Burt

 Christmas Ornament
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30. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

I like the old timey ornaments and this is my attempt to copy one that belonged to my grandmother.

– Terry Vance

 Christmas Ornament
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 31. Making a hollow Christmas ornament 

The video is on how to make a hollow Christmas ornament with a finial.

– Brent Arnold

 Christmas Tree Ornament
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32. Is There a Christmas Tree Hidden Inside That Log?

Does a Christmas tree live inside every log? Is that Christmas decoration just struggling to get out?

– Rick Morris

 Snowman Christmas Ornament
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33. Christmas Ornament Challenge

I use Maple for the main part of the snowman and use Ash for the hat.

– Jeremiah Sears

 Christmas Ornament
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34. Christmas Ornament Challenge – SE Woodwork 

For the ornament I hand turned a Banksia Pod with Black American Walnut Finial and top, I finished the piece if hand carved Limewood Reindeer antlers that surround the Banksia Pod sphere. I sanded the ornament to 320 grit then finished with Danish Oil.

– Sean Evelegh

 Christmas Snowmen
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35. Christmas snowmen

This is the snowman Christmas decoration that I am entering in the 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge. I wanted a very simple design, because I needed to make over a dozen of these for family and friends. This design is based on a video from The Sonoran Woodshop. For the body, I used maple that I salvaged from an old tabletop. The hat is made from walnut. For the eyes, nose, and buttons I used a package of black and white brads, which I found at the Michaels craft store. The brass hanger loop is from Canadian Tire.
Based on the entries I’ve seen for previous years, I certainly don’t expect my snowmen to impress anyone, but they were a lot of fun to make, and my friends and relatives enjoy receiving them.

– Walter Turchyn

 Christmas Ornament
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36. Segmented Colored Pencil Ornament 

A Christmas palette of colored pencils segmented together with Green Poplar, Maple and Padauk in order to capture the holiday colors and spirit.

– Michael Masters

 Inside Out Christmas Ornament
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 37. An Inside Out, Inside of an Inside Out 

My 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge is made from REAL Skateboard, a skateboard bearing, Walnut and Ebony. It is an Inside-out, inside of an Inside-out. The inside inside out spins on a skateboard bearing. Merry Christmas everyone. Don’t forget the reason for the season. The Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

– Jeremy Edwards

 Birdhouse Ornament
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38. #2nd entry in the ornament challenge 

Birdhouse ornament made of Walnut Sycamore and Maple finial, someone forgot to unpause the camera so did not get assembly video.

– Jesse Barremore

 Christmas Tree
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 39. Mahogany Christmas Tree with lights 

13″ tall Mahogany Christmas Tree with lights.

– Jon Ellwood

 Christmas Display
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40. Wooden Christmas ornament desktop lamp with LED strip 

I made this Christmas scenery DIY lamp out of spruce, pine and warm LED strip. This project combines classical woodworking techniques, woodturning and even CNC carving.

– Dimitris Klonos

 Christmas Ornament
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41. Hanging 3D Star/Cross for Christmas 

A three species, three dimensional, knock-down construction, hanging star/cross made without power tools or glue

– Mitch Peacock

 Christmas Ornament
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42. Ornament Challenge 2017 Ironic Ornament – Star of David Christmas Ornament

Made from Redheart and Holly with a copper wire eyelet.

– Jason Clark

 Christmas Sled
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43. Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament

– Derek Oliver

 Christmas Ornament
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44. Woodturning Christmas Ornament Using Infinite Axis Chuck

For this project, I decided to do something different. Instead of a hollow globe with finials, I decided to substitute a disk for the globe and place decorative elements on the sides. The Infinite Axis Chuck is perfect for turning the decorative elements.

– Alan Stratton

 Napkin Ring
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45. Woodturning a Christmas napkin ring #Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 

This is my entry to Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 !
i try to make something easy to anyone and very usefull ! i hope you like it !!!
Happy Holidays !!

– Kostas Annikas Deftereos

 Christmas Ornament
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46. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

Ash sphere with pearly stripes and an inner glow.

– Martin Young

 Christmas Ornament
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47. 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge- Inside out ornament with suspended Dreidel 

My first attempt at an inside out turning. The ornament was turned out of Maple, It was dyed then airbrushed and finally clear coated. The Dreidel is suspended inside.
Turning & finishing took me several weeks to finish it, and almost 50 gigs of video. Editing took 2 days.
Thanks to my daughters, Alyssa & Kimberly for hand painting the letters on the Dreidel.
Thanks to Alan & Carl for the challenge and all the sponsors for supporting it.

– Jeff Fields

 Christmas Ornament
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48. Christmas Ornament Challenge Entry 2017

The gift of self defense is my inspiration this year.  Turned of hard wood these attractive ornaments can later be carried as a very handy but innocuous key chain.

– Paul St George

 Christmas Ornament
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49. #91 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge

This is my entry to Carl Jacobson and Alan Stratton’s 2017 Christmas ornament challenge. This project (and video) were inspired by the work of Malcolm Tibbetts. A double helix mobius ring of English Oak, and a finial and ring of Palmera.

– Yuval Lahav

 Christmas Ornament
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50. Segmented and Inlayed

This is ornament #2.  I was working on both my ornaments at the same time.  But I did not document the first ornament as well as the second. There are a total of 3 videos that go along with this particular ornament. if you feel like watching them all.  The turning aspect of this ornament was actually the shortest part of the process. it took about 16 hours to construct the blank and about 2 hours to turn it

– Eli Polite

 Christmas Ornament
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51. 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge

I tried a more classic look for this year’s ornament, and I already am eager to get out there and try making another one. That’s what I love about working at the lathe, I always feel like I can learn from my mistakes and do better the next time. Happy Holidays!

– Eli Bond

 Tea Light Holder
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52. Christmas Tea Light Holder – 2017 Challenge 

A 5 inch colored tea light holder made from beech. Finished with Chestnut Spirit Stains, gilt wax, and microcrystalline wax – after going down a blind alley with centrifugal paint effects that looked horrible!
– Stewart Furini

 Christmas Choir
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53. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

This is my entry to the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 hosted by Alan Stratton and Carl Jacobson. A Carol Singing trio of Angels led by a Snowman Conductor

– The Wood Yogi

 Alder Spindle
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54. Alder Spindle (Christmas Ornament challenge 2017) 

An alder spindle with some copper.

– Trevor McClung

 Holy Family Boxes
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55. Holy Family Lidded Boxes Christmas Ornament 

Holy family lidded boxes made from olive wood and beli.  I know there is more than one piece here but the Holy Family is one to me.

– Jaremy James

 Christmas Ornament
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56. Jon’s Entry to the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 

See how I made a Christmas ornament for the 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge set up by As Wood Turns. Find more of my work at www.gnarledoakart.com.

– Jonathan Sutton

 Christmas Ornament
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57. 2017 Christmas ornament challenge entry 

In this video I created a 70 plus piece Christmas ornament with bubinga, zircote, walnut, purple heart, and a mystery wood. I used lamination techniques to create the patterns throughout the main body.

– Dylan Pepper

 Aluminum Tree
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58. Is there a Christmas tree inside that aluminum?

Nothing says “Christmas” like an artificial Christmas tree!

– Rick Morris

 Christmas Ornament
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59. 2017 Ornament challenge (HotchkissTurning)

Ornament is made with oak, walnut and part from an old ornament.  1st video completed.

– David Hotchkiss

 Christmas Ornament
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60. Christmas ornament for kelian / 2017 Christmas ornament challenge

This is my first video so I do apologise in advance. I used a small piece of box elder for the globe of the ornament and a very old piece of what I can best identify as leadwood that I found in a milk crate filled with old lathe tools for the finial and the scroll pieces along the bottom connecting the globe to the finial.

– Josh Redmond

 Christmas Ornament
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61. Christmas Challenge Snowman

My video is from stills taken while working on the project.  Its my first video.  I’m not sure how to edit it further.

– Deanna Morris

 Christmas Ornament
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62. Building the ornament A Christmas setting in a globe, with a Snowman, a Christmas tree and a pair of lamps.

It includes a pair of white LEDs in the Lamps, a colour changing LED in the Tree and two strings of lights around the tree – all powered from USB.

– Robert Steen

 Christmas Ornament
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63. The Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 Turning a LED Tree

I turned a tree out of Bass Wood that has a color changing LED inside of it

– Daniel Soboti

 Christmas Snowman
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64. Sebastian’s Snowman

Sebastian shows you how to make a wonderful Snowman for your Christmas tree

– Sebastian Montagano

 Christmas Angel
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65. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 – Elizabeth 

Elizabeth Day turns an angel from some spalted maple.  The wings were cut with a scroll saw from veneer made from the same spalted maple log.

– Elizabeth Day

 Segmented Christmas Ornament
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66. Segmented Christmas Ornament Inspired By Kyle Toth 

In this video I use Jatoba, Beech, Cocobolo, and Wenge veneer to turn a segmented Christmas Ornament.

– Anthony Strazhnikov

 Christmas Ornament
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67. Laminated and Layered

The ornament is made up of maple, paduak, purpleheart, black walnut and bubinga strips that are laminated and layered. There are also two thin layers of yellow pine in the layers to give it some extra size. The cap and finial are made from purple heart. It is finished in wipe on polyurethane and spray lacquer.

– Jason Mickley

 Christmas Cracker
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68. Un-Turned Crackers

Laminating paper, wood and salt dough to make re-usable Christmas cracker ornaments.
– Vix Johnston

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Merry Christmas!
– Derek Oliver

 Christmas Snowman
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70. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 Snowman 

I turned this snowman out of a piece of Holly I trimmed off of one of my Holly trees. The “coal” for the face and buttons are black stones. The “carrot’ nose and the top hat are turned out of babinga.
– Daniel Soboti

 Christmas Ornament
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71. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

This was truly a Challenge, I went through 4 or 5 fails , from it flying off the lathe, to the finial breaking, to the top Chipping, but all in all, i was able to push through and piece it together. It is made of Walnut.

– Sterling Davis

 Christmas Ornament
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72. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 

LED lighted wooden Christmas tree with “glow in the dark” pigmented epoxy Christmas balls

– Sascha

 Inside Out Christmas Ornament
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73. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

My first try at inside out turning. The orb is poplar, the tree and finial are black walnut and the star is hematite. This was a ton of fun! Happy Holidays everyone!

– Chris Knight

 Christmas Ornament
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74. 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge Wood Turing and Resign Casting 

This year I once again combined Wood Turning and resin Casting and Sea Shells into an Ornament. I learned a lot and had a ton of fun, let’s just say maybe next year I will have a shot at the big leagues.
But seriously Thanks for putting on the Challenge.  I love doing this stuff and sharing what I learn and the fun stuff I make.

– Ian Parish

 Christmas Birdhouse
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75. Birdhouse Ornament 2017

This is a rustic birdhouse with the main part turned from a cherry branch, the top turned from Red Gum Eucalyptus and the finial turned from purple heart.

– Daniel Soboti

 Christmas Tea Light
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76. Christmas Tree Tealight Holder

A Christmas tree shaped tealight holder made of walnut and turned by my daughter as her first project on the lathe.

– Dominic Bender

 Christmas Painting
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77. LED Illuminated Snowy Christmas Painting 

I’ve gone with something completely different this year – and created my take on a snowy Christmas scene, lit by LEDs. To make it, I first designed and painted a snowy scene on canvas using acrylic paints. I then added a wooden back with a battery powered LED strip inside to illuminate the painting.

– Stuart Elks

 Christmas Ornament
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78. Beardy Christmas – Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017

It is made from Pink Ivory and the remains of a collaboration between Pat Lap and Peter Brown where Pat Lap made a pen using his beard hair cast in Epoxy Resin

– Jamie Page

 Christmas Bell
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79. Christmas Ornament Challenge 2017 – Aaron

A bell ornament turned from flame box elder.

– Aaron Day

 Snowflake Ornament
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80. 3D Printed Glow In The Dark Snowflake Ornament | 2017 Ornament Challenge 

This year I decided to mix some wood, 3d printing and resin casting for my ornament. It is a 3D printed glow in the dark snowflake mounted to a piece of walnut and cast in resin. I turned the ornament on the lathe and parted it the disc off.

– Zac Higgins

 Christmas Tree
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81. Mini-Christmas tree Christmas tree ornament!

A couple of setbacks on this years ornament, but I was able to get it done after fixing the lathe and scoping back a couple times.
I made a Christmas tree Christmas tree ornament.
Thanks for hosting the challenge.

– Todd Richardson

 Christmas Ornament
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82. 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge

My ornament is made from pecan and ebony. My main focus was turning an elegant finial. This one was much better than last year’s. Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out and had a great time participating in the challenge again this year.

– Ethan McCrary

 Christmas Ornament
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83. 2017 Ornament Challenge

I’ve never turned an ornament, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!  Okay, only the first part of that is true.  I’ve never turned an ornament (until now).  I did watch one demonstration and decided to give it a try.  I had a lot of fun with this project and I sure did learn a lot!  I turned this see through ornament with a tree in the middle just to see if I could!

– Robert Dedinsky

Links to previous years’ videos.

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