Arched Candle Holder

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Project by sras posted 01-02-2010 07:56 AM 3847 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that I finished in the last week or so. I covered the construction in a blog series that starts here. It started as 4 thin planks of cherry. The base pieces are lacewood with a walnut trim.
It was a lot of fun to make as I let the design take shape as I went along. I’m pretty pleased with it – it should be fun to use as well.
I look forward to your comments…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Benji Reyes

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 08:13 AM

It sure looks fun to use Sras. Nice!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 08:43 AM

way cool!!!
i like bent stuff if i bend it and not my damp old shop

-- Ron, Missouri

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 12:38 PM

The final candleholder is really stunning! I just love the curve… it really flows nicely. It really has an almost musical feel to it… I think it is the movement.
Really, really nice.
(thanks for the PM)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 08:21 PM

Thanks for showing us how you got the curve. Beautiful work and obviously lots of patients… I go with Ellen.. a musical feel… perhaps a wave… music and water can go together.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 09:41 PM

I see the successful completion and a very nice result. I also learned quite a few things from your blog. I made the single point fence for my 12” sander today and tried it out. I did a thickness trial on a piece of oakabout 6mm thick and 5mm wide. My digital calipers registered a max difference between the thinnest and thickest parts of about 0.15mm. Not to bad. What do you think Sras? Thank you for sharing this and the sander thickenesser too. Can we have a first name? Sras is kind of, well you know…........

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 09:49 PM

Hey sras
Did you know there’s a bow in that wood LOL
Really nice candle holder neat design, makes me think of an Asian bridge.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 04:32 AM

Thanks for the comments!

Benji – Now we need a reason to light the candles!
Ron – that’s just funny! I too like bending wood – especially when I don’t need steam.
Ellen & Cher – It is really interesting to see how others interpret shapes. A designer friend of mine once said that anything you come up with will remind someone of some other shape.
Mike – Sounds like you off to a good start on your sander fixture. I find that most of the variation shows up at the ends. Long strips are easier – I have to figure out how to describe my technique. I haven’t really thought about that. Watch your fingers! (I changed my signature line)
Jim – Thanks – the bow was kinda on purpose ;) You and I interpret this shape similarly. The lacewood reminds me of stone supports.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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