By: Mike Grady
In this photo tutorial, Mike shows us how he turns Christmas Trees in 7", 9" and 11". This wide range of heights makes for a great forest of trees for collectors. These trees are now Mike's most popular piece and we're sure your family and friends will love them too!
|Turning a Cone Tree Ornament|
By: Bob Baucom
In this tutorial, Bob shows us how to turn a cone and then use that as a base to create a tree ornament. The 2" x 2" turning blank helps to keep the ornament lightweight. Bob provides nice drawings to make it easy for you to make your own tree.
|Turning a Tree Shaped Christmas Ornament|
By: Chuck Dowler
In this photo tutorial, Chuck shows us how he turns a tree and then how he dyes it. He also gives lots of good tips on how to make this project a success.
|Turning a Christmas Tree|
By: Rick Morris
In this photo tutorial, Rick Morris shows us how he turns Christmas Trees with a contrasting type of wood to be used as his ornament. This makes for a stunning tree that is easy to make.
|Christmas Trees - North Coast Variations|
By: David Reed Smith
In this photo tutorial, David Reed Smith shows us how to turn Christmas Tree ornaments that are variations from an original Robert Rosand article. David describes how to turn an integral Star Finial and Angel Finial, as well as adding “Ornaments” to the tree by branding.
|Inside-Out Profile-Turned Trees|
By: Roger Zimmermann
In this photo tutorial, Roger shows us how to make an inside-out turning using a ring turning process. This is an excellent tutorial and can really get your creative juices flowing to consider different techniques and different profiles. This is on not to miss.
|Candlestick Holder with Carol Singer inside Christmas Tree|
By: Ian Salisbury
In this photo tutorial, Ian Salisbury uses an inside-out turning to create a lovely Christmas Tree. He then forms a foot to hold the tree up and then turns a candlestick holder on the top. To really fancy up this great project, he turns a Christmas Carol Singer including a song book and inserts that figurine into the center of the Christmas tree.
And although this project has multiple considerations, Ian's excellent pictures and descriptions make this something that you too can make!
We hope that you'll give this project a try and send us photos of your results!
|Turning Eccentric Christmas Tree Ornaments|
By: David Reed Smith
In this photo tutorial, David shows how to turn a normal Christmas tree and then gives it a twist. By putting the base offset on the lathe, you can turn an eccentric tree, thereby making it quirky and much more attractive!
David goes through each step with detailed explanations so it's easy for your to follow. And he shows multiple ways of dressing them up with paint and glitter paint. This is a project that you might just have to run out to the shop to try!
|Turning Tree Ornaments|
By: Eugen Schlaak
In this photo tutorial, Eugen shows us how he mounts a short log on the lathe and turns it into a Tree Ornament. He uses excellent close-up photography to show each step of the process, making the project look very simple for any turner to do!
He even shows how to texture the branches and then apply color. If you looking for a different holiday project this year, check this one out!
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Designed with simplicity and versatility in mind, the Rockler Finishing Sprayer is the ideal solution for anyone wanting a smooth, professional-quality finish in very little time. It is capable of applying anything from lacquer finishes, varnishes and urethanes to unthinned latex paints. Thanks to Earlex® high-volume, low-pressure technology (HVLP), it does so with minimal overspray. The spray pattern is adjustable from 1'' to 12'' wide so you can tailor the output to your needs. The 13' flexible hose provides enough length so you can move around your project, while the 1 qt. paint cup provides plenty of capacity without excessive weight. 1.5mm and 2.5mm needles are included, along with complete instructions for operation and cleaning.
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