What do you do with leftover wood? How about when you worked a lot to make a laminated blank?

In this case I had to make additional segmented rings to have enough for the globe of the ornament.

It is traditional when describing a segmented piece to describe the number of segments. In this case, there are eight main rings but the piece count varies with each ring. Did I handle each piece individually? No. But I still count them individually.

Counting all the pieces, this ornament has 147 pieces of wood, Oak, cherry, yellowheart,maple, walnut, and a tropical hardwood. It is about 3 inches in diameter and 8 inches in height, finished with shellac friction polish.

The Christmas Ornament Challenge entry is open. Get yours in during the month of November 2018. All crafts are invited. No video required. See for rules and entry procedures.


Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.

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