Christmas Stars

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    John Moore

    The stars are starting to shine in Florida. I enjoyed making these so much. It was fun to see the joints come together, make the jigs, and watch the grain pop as the finish went on.

    One was made with mahogany and oak. One was made with pine and oak.(The pine is from a 2×4 taken out of 95 year old house being remodel by family.)

    I read a comment by Mr. Sellers about using superglue/wax as a finish. I use that mixture on the mahogany/oak one. I am amazed by how easy it was to use. The photo does not do it justice, it really brought the grain out!

    Lakeland, Florida USA


    Nice job John, they look great. 😉

    Eddy Flynn

    John they look fantastic well done

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK


    Fantastic! Nice job.

    New Brunswick, Canada

    Greg Merritt

    Very, very nice John. They look great. The 3D effect really comes out.


    Well done, John! I also had a busy afternoon playing human bandsaw. I am from southern Germany and we are said to be like the Scotsmen with “short arms and deep pockets” meaning I provided myself with lumber as long as the stars that are meant to come out eventually. No flesh around to keep it in the vise comfortably 😉
    I hope to post some pictures tomorrow.

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.



    Darn nice work there on the stars. Please send us some Florida warm air, we were -15 in So. Vermont last night (-33 above us). Can hardly keep the garage warm enough to do wood working without gloves on and that’s with a wood stove.


    Joe B.


    Fantastic work John. The stars just shine with that finish.



    wow, they look really nice! I like how you used the grain works to create a 3D effect. I’ve also had a go at making a few stars and it’s been great fun, especially as it’s a chance to use up some off cuts from previous projects and some pine that came out of a DIY project around the house

    John Moore

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the nice comments and great support.

    If you have done some star as well, make sure you share them in the projects forum and in the gallery.

    I am sure we all would like to see them.

    Joe B. We are having a cold wave here as well. It drop all the way down to 54 yesterday.:) Any colder, I will have to wear long pants.

    Lakeland, Florida USA


    Hi John, very nice job on those Stars they look great. And I see you are not to far from me.


    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    John Moore

    Thank you Steve.

    We are neighbors. I knew by your tagline that you live in Florida. I kinda piece together from some of your post that you are the Orlando area, but I might be wrong?

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    David R.

    This is a star from oak and a wood I know as canadian cedar. The points are less pointed (no pun intended) than I wanted them to be, but never mind. I plan to put it on top of our christmas tree.

    Finish is shellac and wax.


    from Germany


    Nice job David


    Really nice job @davidr – that star would grace the top of any tree…

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