Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #18: Putting The Final Touches On The Chandelier

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Blog entry by William posted 01-08-2011 05:33 AM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 05:42 AM

Hi William,

Fantastic job!!!


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#2 posted 01-08-2011 05:50 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Very impressive piece, beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 05:56 AM

wow…very impressive….is this shipping out to the white house… did a wonderful job….

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 06:38 AM

Most excellent. I have been eager to see the pics of it. Been so busy with the “new” job, I haven’t had a chance to update on my progress. Well, there isn’t any. Keep on truckin’ man.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 04:15 PM

Very impressive William! This is beyond my patience level! You could probably make your own S hooks out of copper wire bent into shape. I have done that before to hang Christmas ornament hangers. If you don’t want copper you could use aluminum wire as well.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 06:04 PM

This is really wonderful, William. Did you already have a buyer for it, or are you keeping it for yourself? I really appreciate your explaining how you did everything here. It just adds to my amazement and respect for your skill. You are awesome! Keep those projects coming, as you are a wonderful inspiration to us all!

Congratulations, Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 07:39 PM


Could you make the “dangly” danglers by using some wire to make an S-hook?

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View William's profile


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#8 posted 01-09-2011 05:59 PM

I have thought of various ways I could make my own s-hooks for the dangleys. It’s one of those situations though that I want what I want or nothing at all, and I wanted brass to match the brass chain that it hangs from. Besides, I think it looks great without them.


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#9 posted 01-18-2011 04:26 PM

That’s Awesome. I’m impressed.

How Big was your Saw? I have a 16” Saw. Would that be too small for a Job like that. I’m going to assume it is lol cause it looks pretty large.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#10 posted 01-19-2011 02:19 AM

Handi, this was cut on a 16” Delta SS250. It can be cut on a 16”. However, the middle cuts on the larger pieces will have to be cut with spiral blades, because you will not have room to turn it.
From the questions I asked from several other people that have cut this one, I was told that it took a minumum of an 18” to cut, but doing some measuring made me believe otherwise, and the proof of that is in the finished piece. With spirals, and a 16” saw, as long as something isn’t over 32”, it can be cut.
With this chandelier though, the large pieces were cut from 1/4” plywood, stacked six high, and has detailed enough cuts that you have to use small blades. I used Flying Dutchman #3 spirals. I went through about four dozen blades on this project.


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