|Project by scrappy||posted 1369 days ago||1378 views||13 times favorited||9 comments|
Turned a Square Candle holder from Walnut.
Started with a piece of Walnut 6×6 x 8/4. (got this from the Squirts stash, ssshhhhhh!!!!) Really, she told me I could have it…...as long as I made HER something with it! haha
This is what I came up with. I wanted the undercut to have a high arch on the sides. I used a sharper drop-off then Gary did and think it worked. ( this is what he was after) With his as a sample, I had a better idea on how steep I wanted the curve. I think I could have gone thinner but it was getting a little harry turning those legs swinging around. Also had quit a bit of chip out. Had to sharpen the tools 3 times while making this. The least little bit dull and it would just chip the 3/8 long undercut out instead of cutting it smooth.
Turned the top first to get the shape. Then bored the hole for the candle. Went a little to big but that just gives more room for the candle. haha
Cut loose from the block and turned a JAM CHUCK for the hole. With the piece turned around I continued to turn the bottom. Left the cup for the candle as a nice inverted dome.
Sanded to 400 grit and several coats of tung oil/varnish. ( 3 or 4 I forget)
Thanks again Gary for the hints and tips on your blog on turning one of these.
Thank you all for looking. Please leave all comments and suggestions. Good or bad. I am allways trying to improve.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!