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2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Results

Also viewable on YouTube At last, we’re announcing the results for this year’s challenge. The response has been amazing — Thank you all. Congratulations to our finalists. Everyone for whom we have an email address will also receive a certificate for their participation. Follow this link for all ornament challenge videos.

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Woodturn An Acorn Christmas Ornament

Also viewable on YouTube I want to add another simple ornament to this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. This is an acorn made from walnut and elm. It is very light since I hollowed the inside. It is about 1″ in diameter an over 1 inch long. My acorn is finished with shellac friction polish. […]

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Woodturn A Molecule Christmas Ornament

Also Viewable on YouTube This year I really wanted to make this ornament, a maple globe with orbiting padauk resembling a molecule or, in a stretch, a planet with moons. This one was fun. I started with 5 segmented rings of 12 segments each: 4 maple and 1 padauk. Then I sliced the padauk into […]

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Three Sided Inside Out Christmas Ornament

Also viewable on YouTube. I wanted to turn another inside-out ornament for this years Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. But I also wanted it to be a little different than before. So, this inside-out ornament is a three sided ornament which presents a little more of a challenge because the stave angles are different and harder […]

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Woodturning Christmas Ornament From Pen Blanks

Also viewable on YouTube For this ornament I wanted to try a variety of wood in a simple globe. Rather than scrounge for the wood, I chose nine pen blanks I purchased at a holiday sale. The pen blanks, though nice, would have blended together. To avoid this, I milled thin strips of walnut to […]

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A Perfect Globe or Sphere Mirrored Christmas Ornament

Also viewable on YouTube This video is a combo. First, following a conversation with a fellow club member about his difficulty turning perfect balls and spheres, I’ll demonstrate how to turn a perfect ball without having to buy and expensive jig. (and then finding the jig only does part of the job anyway.) Second, I’ll […]

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Simple Christmas Tree For Woodturning Challenge

Also viewable on YouTube I wanted to turn a simple project for the Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. I decided to turn a Christmas tree that did not require hollowing or any complex setup. This tree is in two parts: tree and its base. The base is optional but I think it anchors and helps define […]

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Woodturning My Prototype Open Flower

Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Perhaps this is the case with this flower. The idea came from a crocheted yarn broach given to my wife. I liked the idea of radiating flower petals tilted up and overlapping. This video is my first attempt. While the flower looks ok, it was difficult […]

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Remount, Finish Woodturning Apricot Green Turned Bowl

Also viewable at YouTube I rough turned this apricot bowl a little over two years ago. I recorded its weight while it was drying. It lost about 40% of its original weight. In this video, I remounted the bowl to trim the base and tenon before turning the bowl to its final shape and wall […]

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2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge

Announcing the 2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge sponsored by As Wood Turns, Alan Stratton, and Woodshop TV, Carl Jacobson.┬áThis is the third annual challenge. We’d had great responses to previous years. This year we’re adding prizes to the top rated presenters. There are some rules: 3rd Annual Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Rules and Guidelines. Ornament […]

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