How to make a wooden christmas ornament on the wood lathe. I used some claro walnut and just a few lathe accessories to make this beautiful xman ornament. You can make your own for gifts, craft fairs, or your own christmas tree. This is the 6th and final day of my 6 Days of Beginner Woodturning Projects. If you’ve wanted to add lathe work into your woodworking this is a great place to start. I’ll share some basics and what I learned turning each project.