Inside out candle sticks

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 12-12-2015 02:03 PM 1038 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on a u tube video by Dewayne Colwell

These candle sticks are made from Sapele and stand approximately 12 1/2” tall and 2 3/4” at the widest. Tools used are spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouges, skew chisel, parting tool and carving chisels. Finish is sander sealer and canuba wax polished on a three wheel system.
This turning involved involuted turning as well as a little carving to get the shape at the top of the heart shape. The base is turned separate from the main stem.

I was not happy with the flat areas he left the heart shape so I set to them with the carving chisels to define the outer shape of the heart at the top as well as change some of the other shapes above and below the heart also I wanted a full foot on mine.

Original video here

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 12-12-2015 04:59 PM

I know Dewayne Colwell. Good friend of mine and a Great Guy! I was there the night that video was recorded. He’s a very accomplished turner. Love your take on his video. Great work.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 05:21 PM

Awesome inside-out turnig. Impresive turning skill and tecnique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 08:16 PM

Very nice job Derek. nice timber choice, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 09:33 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job on them Derek…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 12-13-2015 02:57 AM

inspirational and a work of art

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 01:40 PM

These are very creative and well done.

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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#7 posted 12-13-2015 06:01 PM

Very nice looking candle holders. I like yours better than Dewayne’s on the youtube video.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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