Voyage Candle

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Project by PaulDoug posted 05-01-2014 03:32 AM 1168 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was looking at Mr. Cambell’s beautiful alabaster turnings and thought I’d post something I turned out of stone. This is soap stone and cocobolo. I think soap stone must bet much easier to turn than alabaster. I have some alabaster, but never had the nerve to try it. If you have never turned stone it is worth a try. I would suggest starting with soap stone and move up to alabaster.

I also made a shaving set out of soap stone. A soap mug, razor and a brush. If I can find a picture I might add to my projects.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 02:59 PM

Gorgeous candle Doug,the soapstone looks like a jade stone. What kind of finish is on the stone and cocobolo?

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 03:13 PM

Thank you, the soap stone is just sanded on the lathe to 12000 micro mesh. Then polished. The cocobolo is just polished with tripoli and bee’s wax

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 03:18 PM

This is really a now piece. It’s very elegant.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 05:32 PM

Sweet candle and stand!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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