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    Snowmen Ornaments

    Here are a couple of pictures of snowmen ornaments that I made this weekend. The first two the LOML wanted me to make after she saw the hanging ones for table decoration at the dining room of the retirement center she works at. She wanted them to sit on the table so I made a concave bottom so they would set solid. If the director likes them she said she would order probably 12 or more. They really turned out pretty cool and she likes them as she said, "their cute." Sorry for the photo's at my wife's craft bench but was trying to get a couple done so I could donate them this afternoon to our church raffle.
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    Hi Bernie, yeah that's very very nice, no wonder your wife love them.
    I bet you had a lot of fun with making them. Now waiting for the first snow??

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    Those are neat but doesn't the bottom ball have to be bigger than the middle one

    Come one Bernie, basic snowman building 101, even my daughters noticed that!
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    BTW, the ribbon for scarves, I'm "Borrowing" that idea for sure!
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    Cool idea Bernie. I'll add that to my list of ideas to steal.
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    Thanks for the comments. You are probably right Stu but these were suppose to be practice until the LOML got her hands on them. Oh well she liked them and that counts with me. These were all done with a skew and parting tool. The ones that stand in the first picture I just got a order for 14 more this morning for the dining tables at the retirement center.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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    Well here you go another one done for me........

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    Yep, tried one with more roundy bits...........


    and yes.............

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    .......it is a box
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett;71348

    and yes.............

    .......it is a box

    No, No, No!

    Boxes are square

    Pie are Round!

    Sheesh!



    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post
    No, No, No!

    Boxes are square

    Pie are Round!

    Sheesh!



    DT
    Maybe it's a pi box? A Christmas pi box.

    Very neat idea, Stu.

    And Bernie, you better watch it, or you'll be doing production turning before you know it. (Heck, you already are.)
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    Oop's

    I forgot to mention!!!

    That really is mighty fine lathe work Stu!

    I am not sure exactly how you spinny folks manage to
    fashion such thin walls on your creations.

    I have never attempted much on a lathe.
    You can bet your boots that when I finally get this long, long, long shop setup completed, I will give it a whirl though.

    DT

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