Making Love: Ornaments, that is. With the weather oscillating between snow, sleet and rain; we are once again down in the basement making "LOVE" ornamental decorations. Made from strips of 1/4" cherry, it takes about 3 minutes to cut out each one using a 1/8" fluted upcut bit. I make the cutout in 4 passes to prolong bit and router life by not overheating either. Since we're cutting clear through the wood, four 0.125 in. tabs are left in the cut so the ornament doesn't separate from board on the final, through cut. The design was done in Vectric V-Carve, which also translates the drawing vectors into tool paths. This particular piece has 4 tool paths, each of which use the same 1/8" bit successively. Such work is a pleasant and satisfying diversion from the mental rigors of really crappy weather. The picture above was taken with the iPhone after vacuuming up all the sawdust.