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Turning and Piercing a Christmas Tree Ornament

(4) finishing up

A skew is used to give a bevel to the edge of the top, friction polish is applied woodturning project, pierced Christmas ornament
and the piece is reversed in the chuck. wood turning project, pierced Christmas ornament
The top is shaped with a 1/4" Oland tool with a long edge, sanded, finished with turner's polish, and an eye ring screwed in. woodworking lathe technque
In a similar manner, the bottom is turned, sanded and finished. Here the idea is to give an impression of icicles forming as water runs down the bottom tip. wodworking lathe technque
Thus we have three pieces waiting for glue up. I like to use a five minute epoxy although I find it takes more like 30 to set up. woodturning tip, gluing
Here is the final result. wodturning project finished
Meanwhile, here are a few other ornaments that I have turned. The ball on the ball and icicle is hollow for weight reduction and the icicles are great skew practice.
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[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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