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    Commissioned ornaments

    Here are two ornaments that I was commissioned to do. My first. Both were done on the outside with just a skew. The inside was hollowed with a hollowing tools I made from a allen wrenches. I made a straight one and one is 90*. They work pretty slick. Finished with 4 coats of lacquer. She liked the first ones I displayed at the Arts Council but were sold when she went back to buy them so she called and I made these for her. The left is ash and walnut done in 3 pieces. The other is maple and is a one piece design.
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    Those are great! Care to share some pics and info on the allen wrench tools?

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    Dang Bernie, you're really getting the hang of these things. Very nice job.
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    The look great!

    Did you do the artwork on the sides?

    Pat on the back for getting the commission too!
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    Ornaments

    Nice work Bernie, here are two that are somewhat outside the norm.
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    Those are all fabulous.

    There's no way I'm letting my sweetheart see those .... I have too many projects now.

    cheers eh?

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    Thanks for the comments. Stu the LOML did the artwork. Pretty simple but effective.

    Jerry those are just to cool. I am going to start experimenting with some different ideas that I have but right now to close to Christmas to do that now.

    Ed I will get some pictures as soon as I can. I just bought a cheap set of allen wrenches cut them down to the size I wanted with a grinder, put a small handle on, sharpened them and started turning. They need sharpened a little more ofter but do work nice.
    Bernie W.

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    Nice work Bernie!
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    Beautiful work Bernie! Both ornaments are exceptional but really like the maple simply because it is a one piece design! Very nice work!
    Steve

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    Thanks Chris and Steve. Steve the one piece ones are a joy to make and can be done in fairly quick order.
    Bernie W.

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