Turning Archive 2004
>With all the talk about tools used for hollowing the balls for Christmas Ornaments, I thought I'd post a picture of 5 ornaments that I've recently completed. I use some tools I made from 3/8" cold rolled steel with 1/8" square (8% cobalt) cutters glued in (purchased from Enco).
They are (L to R):
Box Elder ball with walnut finial and icicle,
Black cherry burl ball with ash,
black cherry burl with maple,
black cherry burl with ash,
and black cherry burl with walnut.
They are all finished with about 8 coats of Minwax antique oil. The longest one in the center is about 8" long. My favorite is the one second from the right.