Turned Ornaments (2006)
I've found a use for some of the scraps from bowl blanks - birdhouse Christmas tree ornaments. Got the idea from a recent "how to" article on line (link - pdf file), and spent some time this weekend working on a few.
Wood is sugar maple, spalted maple, walnut, and cherry. Finish is shellac and wax, and the red roof was colored with an artist's marker (didn't feel like paying for a bottle of dye, and the marker worked great). Never in my life did I think I'd be in Michael's looking through their selection of wee little fake birds (or "birdies" as my two year old says).....
Here is my latest (and probably final for a while) batch of birdhouse ornaments:
Woods are walnut, cherry, spalted maple, sugar maple, and mystery wood. Finish is either shellac/wax or danish oil. My apologies for the poor pic exposures, but I don't feel like re-shooting them so these will have to do.
These are a great use of leftover chunks from other turning blanks.
© Copyright 2006 Chris Billman