Question about Inside Out Christmas ornaments

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Dalecamino

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I've watched a bunch of videos. Almost all of them say to use 4 blanks of equal dimensions. But they don't say WHY to use equal dimensions. There must be a logical reason but what is it? Asking for a friend!😁
 
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I've made them with two contrasting woods, on the diagonal.
A hint. When you cut the blanks, cut them an inch or so too long. When you glue them together, put the glue only on the top half inch, and use plenty of glue. Then after the first turn you can cut off the glued ends rather than trying to break them apart.
 
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I've made them with two contrasting woods, on the diagonal.
A hint. When you cut the blanks, cut them an inch or so too long. When you glue them together, put the glue only on the top half inch, and use plenty of glue. Then after the first turn you can cut off the glued ends rather than trying to break them apart.

Extending this hint ... before gluing, cut shallow kerfs (with whatever saw you have, I'd probably use my table saw) so when you clamp up the end portions with the glue, the excess is squeezed out the sides rather than into places where you don't want it going.
 

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They make great "baby's first Christmas" ornaments. You can buy little charms that are made to hold a small photo. I print out the date on photo paper, and put a picture of the baby back to back with the date in a little charm picture frame and hang it inside the ornament. I've also hung little bells in them.

Google charm frame for bracelet
 
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