Friday, January 3, 2014

Turn an Angel Ornament

I am getting my feet wet on creating YouTube videos with this one on turning an angel ornament. Hope you find this video useful.

I take no credit for the angel ornament design which I copied from Eugen Schlaak, a professional turner in Windsor, Ontario. You can find his written tutorial at

Nothing builds tool control skills like turning multiple copies of the same thing. And this ornament gives a lot of practice on all of the essential skew cuts: V-cut, turning a bead, planing cut, truing up end grain and the peeling cut.  Learning to use the skew chisel,  just like learning to make a video, presents a host of learning hurdles. But learning something new and overcoming challenges can be fun and satisfying.

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