Cherry Shaker Candlestand

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This is a terrible photo, but I’s too big for my light box.
It’s a cherry Shaker candlestand inspired by one made by Christian Becksvoort for an article in Fine Woodworking, years ago. It was about the second or third project I turned on my new lathe, and was the main reason I got started in turning, to turn parts for furniture, It didn’t take long to get hooked on turning, though. It’s cherry and very figured cherry for the top and finished with tung oil and wax.
Any comments are always welcome.

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 06:25 PM

Enough to make any Shaker jealous!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 06:33 PM

Beautiful table I really love the finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Mike Gager

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 07:00 PM

nice job.

would there be an easy way to make one of these without a lathe? the spindle doesnt look too complex. maybe rough it out with a bandsaw and then lots of sanding?

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 07:01 PM

That’s really sweet didn’t our brother NORM make one of these from the Hancock shaker village.?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 07:17 PM

Nice shaker candle stand . This teaches individuals a number of great woodworking skills, I teach a class at my local community collage on how to make this stand. They have a classic shaker appeal and are fun to make.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-10-2009 02:10 AM

Nice table. Love the Shaker style.

Mike Gager, I make these tables and don’t think you could get the same results without a lathe. Got any buddies with a lathe you could borrow some time on? The column is pretty much straight forward. You just need to get the ledge on the base of the column the right size and height.

Hope this helps.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#7 posted 07-10-2009 03:59 AM

A verry nice project. Good job.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-01-2009 05:12 AM

Really good job docnewt

-- You can't fix stupid

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#9 posted 08-01-2009 05:16 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 02:17 AM

Looks good!

I think Roy Underhill did something similar in one of “the Woodwright’s Shop” episodes.

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