Segmented Candle Lantern

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-07-2015 09:54 PM 849 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Candle Lantern comprised of Open Segmented Rings on a solid body. The main body of the piece is of stunning Hackberry. The open segmented upper portion is made up of a mixture of woods, including Brazilian Cherry, Canarywood, Black Walnut, and Curly Maple. A total of ninety-seven lovingly crafted separate pieces. It’s made to hold a Tea Candle. Note: No. The small flame of such a candle doesn’t even make the wood warm. In point of fact, the wood got hot enough on the lathe to turn my tools into branding irons. But, not the flame.

Finished with Walnut Oil and Friction Polish, the Piece stands about six inches.

I was so enamored of this Thing that I couldn’t even wait til it was off the chuck before I started taking pictures.

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 11:53 PM

Beautiful Piece.

Great job and imagination.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 01:58 AM

Beautiful material, lovely work.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 03:46 AM

Well done Mark.
Love the design.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 06:49 PM

Thank you. And you. And you.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 07:22 PM

very nicely don love the wood mixture


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#6 posted 07-09-2015 01:47 AM

Good one Mark. Looks like you are an expert segmenter.
Great way to handle the scraps.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 04:05 AM

Mark, I like this well enough to favorite it if you don’t mind, beautiful choice of woods, that play well together. I have access to a lot of Hackberry here in Indiana, but never found anything as nice as yours.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 09:04 AM

Grumpy, if by “expert segmenter”, you mean rank amateur, I totally agree and confess that any excellence in any of my work is a total fluke. Thanks for the encouragement. I like knowing you.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 10:48 PM

Amazing work Mark! Love this piece! Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 07-10-2015 07:51 AM

Thank you, Tony. It means a lot to me.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 05-18-2016 05:34 PM

Mark, I’m going to have to stop looking at your stuff. I don’t have enough time to spend in the shop to try for myself some of the very cool projects you have done. Very nice piece. I won’t be satisfied till I can try one of these.


-- Mark, North Carolina

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Mark Wilson

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#12 posted 05-18-2016 07:37 PM

Thanks, Mark.

-- Mark

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