john lucas

Sept 2017 Ornaments S-1

Getting back into the swing of things. I did a demo for the Tennessee Association of Woodturners this week on ornaments. Last time I did a demo for them they asked if I could teach texturing so I designed some ornaments that would take the texture well. This is what I came up with. I used the Sorby texturing tool, A mini sorby texturing tool, a homemade version of the Henry Taylor Elf, and a homemade version of a chatter tool. the pens I use are Tombow markers. The dyes were Caligraphy ink, the silver was a Sharpie silver marker. The walnut piece was textured using a Dremel engraver with a rounded over 1/8" piece of steel bar.

Sept 2017 Ornaments S-1
john lucas, Oct 5, 2017
    • Martin Groneng
      I've made hundreds of ornaments over the years, but never thought of texturing. These are just fantastic, John!
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    • Lamar Wright
      John, those are beautiful ornaments. Really like the colors and design. Well done!
    • Rick Taylor
      Beautiful ornaments John! Are they hollowed after texturing? Would love to see how you do them. Well done!
    • john lucas
      Rick they are sorta hollowed, with a drill bit. I turn a sort of flattened ball. Texture that side and then I drill all the way through with a 1 1/8" drill. So that's all the hollowing I do. Then I turn it around and use a homemade expansion chuck to hold the flattened ball so I can sand and texture the other side. Then I "patch" both holes with smaller textured medallions that have a 1 1/8" tenon on the back.
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