Category Archives: Inspiration

Ornament Plans!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this lovely summer weather! I know it does seem too early to start thinking about Christmas, but we have committed to decorate a tree for the Festival of Trees, which will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to the Health Support Center (more info at

Dennis has graciously provided a SPECIAL INCENTIVE for EVERYONE who brings an ornament to the September meeting – a $10 Craft Supplies Gift Certificate!!! We will need a lot of turned ornaments to decorate a 6-ft tree!

To help get those creative juices going I have pulled together a list of website that have plans for Turned Ornaments… some are very easy! You can also check out Etsy for ideas, or YouTube for tutorials…

If you have any questions, contact me ( or Gary Moore ( Thanks in advance to everyone for their participation!

Melanie Mankamyer



Big Wooden Ball Project

Here, for your amusement and inspiration, is a great 4 minute video involving some large scale turning. It was brought to our attention by Jesse Charette. The turner’s name is Keith Holamon.

Big Wooden Ball Project
a film by Kaya Dillon
edited by Mike Leuis