I wouldn't have much of a turning business if I didn't produce things.
Here are some pictures of my products in production.
BIRDHOUSE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
The birdhouse ornaments are always an eye catcher.
I have lots of ideas for many more shapes. Check back again to see what's been added.
LIGHT BULB CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
The light bulb ornaments are fun, colorful and about the same size as the standard C7 bulb they are based on.
The colored "glass" of these bulbs are the natural color of the wood, no dyes were used to produce the striking colors. In the trays below you will find "white" (usually bird's eye or tiger maple from North America), purple (purpleheart from South America), yellow (yellowheart from Brazil), red (bloodwood from South America), orange (Paduak from Africa) and green (Argentine Lignum Vitae from Central America).
ACORN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Inspired by nature, I tried to design these so they look as realistic as possible except they are about two to three times larger then your average New England acorn.
These acorn ornaments were a big hit when I made them a few years ago as Christmas gifts for the family .
These pictures should give you a good idea of how our small production runs work.
- Each acorn "nut" is hollowed then turned by hand and sanded.
- The cap is hand turned, a pattern added to the top and dry fitted to the nut.
- The nut and cap are glued together.
- Finally, the eyelet is hand made, glued in place and the ribbon or twine is tied on.
SNOW PEOPLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
In the middle of winter, when snow people are made, no two are made alike. That holds true for the snow people I make.
The "bodies" on the left are awaiting hats, noses and faces. A batch of completed snow folks are on the right. As with most of the items I make, the colors of the wood found in the hats is all natural.
BEER BOTTLE OPENERS PRODUCTION
Last year I discovered some unique beer bottle openers. I ordered 10 and they sat on the shelf for months before I could figure out what to do with them. This is the basic procedure for making these unusual openers.
1. Blank preparation.
2. Counter bore, drill and tap the blanks.
3. Mount the blank on the lathe.
4. Finished pieces waiting to be buffed and attached to the opener.