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Picture of How To Turn A Christmas Ornament

Turned Christmas ornaments can be great gifts for people for the holidays.

The ornament I will be teaching about here is the kind that has a finial, as you can see from the two pictures above.

Definitely not an item for beginning turners, but these are nice objects to turn. With the right wood and the right finish they can be stunningly beautiful.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

You'll need the following materials to complete this tutorial:

  • Lathe
  • Chisels (I prefer the Easy Wood Tools carbides)
  • Band saw (optional)
  • 4 jaw chuck
  • Calipers
  • Sandpaper (100, 220, 320, 420, 600)
  • Friction polish
  • 1/16th drill bit (depends on the size of your hook)
  • Epoxy or CA glue
  • Drill

audreyobscura5 months ago
This came out so nice! The woods you chose too are so pretty!