Synopses & Reviews
Create Ornaments that Will Be Cherished for a Lifetime Woodturned Christmas ornaments are delicate and fun to make, and their variations are limited only by your imagination. These twelve easy-to follow projects include elegant ornaments with a traditional feel as well as more contemporary pieces. Master woodturner Dale L. Nish shares his designs for his favorite winter home decorations with clear step-by-step instructions, color photos, and detailed plans to guide you through all the basics of wood preparation, turning, finishing, and assembly. You'll learn his expert tricks and techniques for using templates, creating finials, and making mandrels to hold your work. A colorful gallery provides an inspiring array of additional ornament ideas from today's leading woodturning artists.Whether you're looking for something special to add to the tree this year or searching for a great gift idea, you'll be sure to find your holiday masterpiece on these pages.
Woodturned Christmas ornaments are a delight to make and are beautiful pieces to hang on a Christmas tree or anywhere throughout your home during the holiday season. In Woodturning Christmas Ornaments with Dale Nish, the author presents some of his favorite ornament designs. Each project is accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, ensuring your success in every endeavor. The book includes information on making popular birdhouse ornaments and adding finials and mandrels to an ornament design. Nish has also included work from some of his favorite turners, resulting in a vast collection of elegant holiday decorations. Whether you're looking for something special to add to the tree this year or are searching for a gift idea, you're sure to find a design you like on these pages.
Master woodturner Dale Nish shares his best projects and techniques for making 12 wooden ornaments.
About the Author
For nearly three decades, Dale L. Nish has had significant impact on the field of woodturning. As an educator, author, and international presenter, Dale has lectured and demonstrated extensively in his travels; making more than 200 national and international presentations at workshops and symposiums. Dale authored the books Creative Woodturning (1975), Artistic Woodturnings (1980), and Master Woodturners (1985). He also has written numerous articles about woodturning.
Table of Contents
Intro; 7 ornaments design by Dale Nish (SBS); 5 ornaments from other turners (SBS); Gallery featuring work from additional turners)