At the Lathe: Spindle Ornaments

A painted finish is easy to apply when using a lathe.
By Judy Ditmer
Pages: 35-37

From the December 2004 issue #145
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In spring, a young man’s fancy may turn to thoughts of love, but in autumn, a woodturner’s fancy turns to thoughts of gifts that can be made on the lathe. These little ornaments make very nice gifts and are fun to make. You can play around with the shapes and proportions, and the paint adds another dimension. You don’t need to use fancy, expensive wood for these; the colors punch up the wood, and the wood seems to make the colors look richer, too. It’s a nice combination.

From the December 2004 issue #145
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