Ornaments turned in three parts save small pieces of figured wood from the scrap bin and help embellish a tree or window. Michael Sage explains how to make them, beginning with making a bell from a scrap 2-in.-sq. by 3 to 4 in. long. Then he adds a stem, and tops it with a finial crown. He polishes the ornaments while they’re still on the lathe or by holding them on a buffing wheel. He drills a tiny eyelet in the top of the finial for hanging them.

From Fine Woodworking #120