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Christmas Snowman Ornament. An Inside-Out Turning

American woodturner Carl Jacobson inspired me last week to have a go at ‘inside-out’ woodturning…and here is the result – A Snowman Christmas ornament.

Needless to say, it took many hours to make, being the first one I have ever made, and as such went through various design modifications as the work progressed. Thankfully it didn’t explode on the lathe, even though there is a hole in the top and the sides look more like a flower’s petals wrapping the snowman. It was pretty scary at times turning this piece – A great learning experience for sure, and one that I am certain to repeat.

The ornament is 6″ tall, 4″ wide at the base. Tulip and Sapele (I think) make up the ‘shell’, Santa Maria for the base and American Ash for the snowman. His arms and nose are tortured willow. The top-hat and base have been scorched and rubbed with gold gilt.

And here is the video about how I made him.


Cost: £45.00

Where to Buy This Item: 

This item is currently available at Garthowen Garden Centre in Hampshire.

Call: 01962 773225. The map below shows you the location:
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If you would like this item, but cannot get to the Garden Centre, contact me and if the item is still available, I will collect it for you and send you an invoice for the item plus postage and packing.


Please note: This item may be a one-off and subsequently may have been sold. If you would like a piece made especially for you, please contact me and I will be pleased to make something special for you. Price indicated does not include postage and packing costs and may be subject to change.

One thought on “Christmas Snowman Ornament. An Inside-Out Turning

  1. Love this, so unique 🙂

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