You can never have enough Christmas decoration, right? There is a technique called “Reifendrehen” that involves a lathe, but you can use the basic principle to make a bunch of similar pieces on your table saw as well to produce mass ornaments. Watch the video to see how it works, and read on for some additional considerations and a video (not mine) about the original technique.
It is that time of the year again – the time where I have too much wood in the shop. No, actually, it is almost Christmas. So why not do something that helps you out with both? I present to you the Scrap Tree, a simple yet effective decoration, and one that will reduce your scrap heaps in the process. And as even more of a gift from me to you, you can find the Template for a mini-version here! Merry Christmas, and remember to be Inspired!
I wanted to clock some lathe practice while making a Christmas ornament. The Balance Tree is the result of that paired with my desire to use different wood species to make things look more interesting as well as adding a hopefully unexpected twist to it. Using springs, even though it is winter! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
There is not much to say about this one. I just had to do this. I wish I had gotten around to it sooner because now I had to rush things a little. But that means my next songs will be even better, right? And if that does not scare you, then nothing will. Merry Christmas, and remember to Be Inspired!
A spin on the classic advent calendar, and as you might have guessed it is a non-lathe design. I actually wanted to make something on my mini lathe, too, but I do not think I will get it done in time. Anyway, I give you my Advent Puzzle, and the template to go along with it. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!