Archive for December, 2009

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009


This ornament combines a sphere of  spalted Missouri hackberry  with a top and finial turned from baltic birch.  It has been fun to learn some spindle turning this year.  I have my own names for the elements of the finial:  apple core, umbrella, golf tee, and O-ring–all present in this example.   To see a more refined version of this finial layout, visit

We have a lot of things waiting for attention in the shop and in the sewing room.  The Claus household must feel a little like the Liggett’s this time of year!