Holiday Candle Centerpiece

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Project by TheDane posted 12-24-2015 12:59 AM 901 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something for the center of he dinner table this holiday season!

The blank (8 1/2” square maple 2 1/2” thick) was prepared by a friend on his CNC machine. The grooves were painted (with acrylic paint) before any turning and sealed with shellac. The collar is a walnut ring, and the body of the piece was hollowed to reduce weight.

After turning, the piece was finished with 4 coats of gloss polyurethane, allowed to cure for about 3 weeks, then buffed with the Beall system.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 02:08 AM

That’s really COOL!

Looks like you have a place for the wax to go if it overflows the edge… Awesome!

The CNC did the grooves?

Very NICE!

Merry Christmas!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 02:30 AM

The CNC did the grooves?

Yes. Maybe I should explain how that came about. I belong to a group of 8 guys from our turning club that meet periodically to work on collaborative projects. One of our other members committed to do a demo on CNC systems for our December meeting. To demonstrate versatility, each of the group got an identical block of wood with the same CNC-cared design to turn something out of. Wish I had pictures of the other 7 pieces … everybody did something unique.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 08:30 AM

Very nice Gerry.


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#4 posted 12-24-2015 02:45 PM

Very nice candle holder. Those CNC machines do come in handy.

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 04:13 PM

Very nice Gerry!!!!


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#6 posted 12-24-2015 09:19 PM

That’s a really eye catching candle holder Gerry, using more machines can sure add to a project.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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