Peroba rosa candle dishes

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Project by Kacy posted 12-20-2009 03:50 AM 1689 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m making a king bed out of Peroba rosa and thought that the offcuts would be interesting as little candle dishes for Christmas. Peroba rosa (or, at least the stock that I have) has this incredible interlocking grain that makes it a bear to work with, especially in little pieces like this (the dish is roughly 4 inches square). As a result, after the chisel work there was a ton of sanding to get a decent surface, after which I sprayed on a number of layers of clear enamel. Sorry about the quality of the picture.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 04:45 AM

Great use of the wood—Nice design… looks real nice. I’m thinking the execution was a bit more difficult than the design simplicity suggests.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 04:51 AM

Neat turning Kacy
Looks Very nice a unique candle too.

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 05:02 AM

Yes, the execution was a problem with this wood, especially given that it is not a turning but a hand-chiseled, followed by detailed sanding. This wood is really strong (hence why I am using it for the bed), but hard for chisel work on a piece this small, especially given the interlocking grain. I’ve made two of them so far, but that might be it for this design. The only easy part was the planing of the underside bevels.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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