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Turning and Piercing a Christmas Tree Ornament (2)

prepare for piercing

Using a 3/16" drill bit I apply a "high tech" depth guage at about 1/8" and woodworking lathe project, pierced Christmas ornament
drill randomly spaced holes around the sphere. woodworking lathe project, drilling wood blank
Now it is a matter of hollowing the sphere until woodturning technique, hollowing ornament
the holes are exposed leaving a uniform thickness of wood. wodturning technique, thicknessing blank
once the sphere is hollowed, use a straight tool to make a series of cuts through the bottom and wod method, preparing tenon
into the glue block leaving a mortise for a later tenon. Part it off along the glue line. wodturning tip, glue black release

[turning the ball] [ready for piercing] [rough top and bottom] [all together}

If you make one please let me know how it turned out.

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