Last year I made several Christmas tree ornaments for family and friends. Not pictured here are three angel tree-toppers that I turned after Nick Cook’s visit to CCW last November. He has a great write-up on how to turn them.
The globe style ornaments are the most complex of the ones shown because they are turned in 3 parts, and the globe itself needs to be hollowed a bit in order to make the ornament light enough to hang on a tree. The top and bottom need to be undercut a little for a snug fit, as well.
The snowmen use some puff-paint for the nose, buttons, and eyes, and using a 2nd type of wood for the hat gives them some character. They are fairly easy to turn, but you need to remember to flatten the top of the head so that the hat will sit correctly.
The Christmas trees are simple projects that only require a parting tool, roughing gouge, and spindle gouge in order to turn. Your smallest drill bit can be used to get a hole started for the eye screw used to hang the ornaments.