Christmas Ornament

This rather large Christmas ornament is made from MDF and is approx 11.25 inches (300mm) round.

I started off with a 12 inch square piece of MDF, gave it 2 coats of red acrylic paint with 2 coats of clear polyurethane on top. Then it was off the to CNC machine where the images of Santa and the reindeer and the words were carved. Then a final contour pass to cut out the circle and make it round.

The one you see here was hand-painted in gold, yellow and green. I’m offering these ornaments for sale in my on-line store customized with your family name. There’s 2 versions, one fully painted as shown here and one with just the background painted and sealed. You can leave it as-is or finish it yourself with whatever colours you like. I recommend acrylic paints. Be careful and just wipe off any excess paint with a damp sponge or cloth. It’s not very difficult and makes for a fun project while adding your own personal touch.

SCMHC Awards

I had the honour to be asked to make some awards for the South Coast Miniature Horse club for their year-end banquet. Here are some of the happy winners.

The award plaques on my CNC

They are made from laminated maple, carved on my Onefinity Woodworker, sealed, painted, sanded and finished with 3 coats of polyurethane. I cut keyholes on the reverse using the CNC as well.

New on-line store

Well, I’ve added an on-line store to the website. Some of my woodworking projects are now available for purchase through the site. I’ve put them into categories of Cutting Boards, Signs and Seasonal (my Halloween lanterns for now).

I’m pretty new to this e-commerce thing and this is my first attempt at an on-line store. I have not set up a payment system, so for now the site will just send you an invoice which can be paid in cash or by e-transfer. Also, I am not offering delivery. I have found shipping costs these days are very high, like everything else. So for now it is local pickup/drop off only.

You can visit my store by clicking STORE in the top menu bar, or just click here.