Watch a Master Woodworker Make a Christmas Ornament

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Woodworker Frank Howarth makes Christmas ornaments each year, and he shows us the process in his videos. The videos aren't simple how-to presentations, though; they're little works of art, featuring timelapse, very little language, and even stop-motion photography. This year's ornament video is no exception.

In this 11-minute video, Howarth makes what he calls an "inside-out Christmas ornament," complete with a mini-Christmas tree inside. It's fascinating to watch a master at work, especially when he gets into wood turning on a lathe. He also intercuts the process of selecting and cutting down his family's Christmas tree at a tree farm. Tune in, relax, and enjoy.

If you liked that, here are some previous ornament videos: Snow Bell ornament, Inside Out ornament (different from this year's), Segmented ornament, and Another Segmented ornament.