13" tall candlestick holder

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Project by Evangogh posted 10-11-2014 02:23 AM 659 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah, yeah, I know I said my other holder was the last one, but I had a request for a BIIIG one and just couldn’t resist the challenge. I turned this behemoth (the largest I’ve turned so far), nothing else real special here, but I had my first real experience with shrinkage (ha). The top was originally meant for a 3” candle, and I guess I was just a little too accurate… It is now a more like 2.9”

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 10:54 AM

Wow!!! you are on fire….projects are churning out of your shop!!!! Nice timber.



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#2 posted 10-12-2014 05:29 PM

Obviously you are having a great time. This is a nice piece.
I would make one observation about the proportions on your work here. It is something I see a lot with new turners; and some experienced ones too. Now this is just my perception but the top appears heavier than the bottom and unstable. When you add a large candle it will probably only increase this appearance. I would cite you own work, the “goblet candle stick holder”, which has a wide base and suggest that you could add a similar base to this piece for balance and stability. Just turn a base piece and glue or fasten it on. There are other design measures you can use to adjust the balance of the piece; particularly by making the top area under the candle smaller and thinner.
Hope that gives you something to consider.

-- Les B, Oregon

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