This is the 3rd Swirl design I have turned. Each one has been a bit more complicated. The Swirl 795 is made of 795 pieces of wood: 22 rings (each containing 36 segments), 2 solid rings, and a topper. The biggest thing I learned making this ornament was that accuracy really matters. If your rings […]
The Swirl 283 ornament uses the concepts I learned from making The Swirl 123 and takes them up a notch. The Swirl 283 is made of 283 segments. I followed many of the same practices I did with the Swirl 123. Before beginning the work I determined the correct diameter and segment size for each row. I […]
The Swirl 123 was made with maple and walnut segments. There were a total of 123 segments in this ornament.
This ornament was made from 99 pieces of wood. I used walnut, maple, wild cherry, maple veneer, and walnut veneer. In order to make the ornament lightweight it was built in two sections and hollowed out before it was put together. The segments were built as shown in the following pictures: First, I created a […]
Inside-out ornaments have always been very interesting to me. They are also very difficult for me to imagine what they will look like when they’re finished. The concept of an inside-out ornament is that you temporarily put four blocks together and turn a shape that will eventually become the inside of the ornament. Then, you […]