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Instructable: How to Turn a Christmas Ornament

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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.

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Trying out a new thing...

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How to Turn A Wood Pen, now live at instructables.com

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Spotlight on Woods: Ebony

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It's the last day of summer and time for another spotlight on wood!  This month we look at the dark beauty, ebony.

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Spotlight on woods: Kingwood

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It's mid-August and time for another spotlight on wood!  This month we look at a beautiful luxury wood, often used in turning or veneers, kingwood.  This is actually the densest member of the rosewood family.

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Spotlight on Woods: Bog Oak

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Our series on woods continues this month with ancient Bog Oak Wood. This lumber is fascinating in how it comes to be.

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