Zebra Wood Candlesticks

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Project by revieck posted 01-04-2010 03:14 AM 2846 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the first wood turning designs I came up with,and one of the first I made on my then new Jet lathe. The finish is lacquer. I made several sets of these candelsticks of this design out of various woods.Some were turned out of oak 2×4s when my Uncle tore down Grandad’s old grainary. That wood had the most golden color I ever saw in oak! I wish would have taken the whole lot!! I made these for a anniversary present.

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 03:18 AM

Beautiful work and great designs !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 03:23 AM

Very nice. I wnat to try turning zebra wood too. It has such a pretty natural grain!!!!!

Great project!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 03:23 AM

Beautiful design and wood. Bet they would look even better with a different color candle….dark red or blue. Something to compliment the wood color and not blend in so much. Just my 2 cents. Either way, they are very, very eye catching. Super job.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 03:57 AM

Fantastic work!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 05:17 AM

Awesome looking candle sticks, wonderfully turned. Breathtaking.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 05:28 AM

Very cool candle sticks.

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 06:55 AM

Great deisgn and turnings. Love the zebrawood. How hard was it to get the same design and yet be different sizes? Have done this on other things and seems my design changes with the size. Probably just me. haha

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 07:01 AM


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#9 posted 01-04-2010 03:10 PM

Nice job, these are very beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 01:00 AM

they look great


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