I made Christmas ornaments on the lathe today. Need to paint them Christmasy colors, but it was interesting to make round shapes, and long pointy shapes.
The points originally pointed towards each other, as part of a single piece of wood. When I cut them apart I used the table belt sander to point them off. I also have to screw eye hooks into the top (once they're painted). Then I can hang them.
My neighbor is a very good teacher for turning wood, and the local wood shop is outstanding. I have to say that this is a lot of fun.