In this video, I complete my inside out Christmas ornament. Last week, I turned the body; now I’ll turn the interior tree for display, the finials, and everything else to complete the ornament. Last week, I noted that it could become a bell but I decided to stick to my original plan and only include a bell in the top finial.
The top finial is about 1″ long made from a tropical hardwood pen blank.
The hanger is fine wire twisted around a drill bit and glued into the top finial.
At the bottom of the globe is a walnut spacer. It serves dual purposes: 1) to visually balance out the globe; 2) provide a transition to the smaller diameter bottom finial. Otherwise, the bottom finial would have to be a much larger block of expensive wood. It is about 1.5″ long.
The bottom finial is from the same tripocal hardwood pen blank about 4″ long.
For children’s safety, I never have a sharp or very fine point on an ornament finial. I believe a blunt end finial is much safer for children.
Remember the Christmas Ornament Challenge submission period is November. Plan your ornament now.
Links to relevant videos.
Inside Out Christmas Ornament – The Basics
Woodturning A Christmas Bell Ornament Inside Out
Woodturning A Faux Inside Out Christmas Bell Ornament
Three Sided Inside Out Christmas Ornament
Inside Out Christmas Ornament For 2016 Challenge
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Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used by permission.