Turned Ornaments
March 9, 2012
Entry Details
 

# 946
chris goethe
Housatonic, MA
Dimensions (inches):  
  Width:   1
  Height:   4
  Depth:   1
Materials:   Body is Holly
Gold tips are from craft supplies
shellawax Friction polish
Liberon Neutral paste wax

This ornament is turned on a standard pen turners Mandrel. I start with a drawing and use poplar blocks to work out my ideas.
 

It's always a learning process to see which shapes and sizes work together. When I'm satisfied with my design I switch to Holly blocks. It turns beautifully and stands out nicely on a Christmas tree.
 

I use miniature turning tools for the detail work, mostly a small Skew And Gouge. I've also made some micro tools from old turning tools.
 

I've made a different ornament every year for the past 10 years, for my family and friends, I usually start late in the summer and continue working up to a day or two before Christmas, last year I made 30 ornaments. In years past I've made as many as 42. I always enjoy giving something I've made to my friends and family.
 

Judges Comments
CD : Elegant, crisp details, very well made. If the largest diameter element (the focal point) were either above or below center, this would be a more successful design.
DS :  A very simple ornament, but it pocesses some of the best turning of the contest.
KH : Very simple design yet visually pleasing. Turning workmanship is excellent.

Show Previous Entry Show Next Entry
Return to Index
 
Home
© 1998-2018 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by any means
without the written permission of the publisher.

(5)