White elephant swarf ornaments

I don’t know what was the best part of this project…

  • I used lathe swarf (brass, steel, and aluminum) to make Christmas ornaments for a white elephant gift exchange
  • Picking out the nicest-looking swarf and packing it into DIY ornament bulbs was, voluntarily, a family activity
  • The recipient was pleased
  • The whole thing was my wife’s idea in the first place :slight_smile:

Sorry the picture doesn’t really do it justice; we were in a hurry to leave.


Speaking of creative that certainly is… I would call that Gcode bulbs :!


Well, from a manual lathe. What I like to call an “HNC machine” :wink: