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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-31-2010 11:04 AM 1554 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base of this candle stand was a piece left alone for long time from another project I had started but never finished. Even during a general cleaning up, I could not bring myself to throw it away.
Eventually I came up with this design. While I was working on it, the idea developed and I decided to add wooden candle with elecrtric flicking light, to normalise the flame.
When I chose the log for the candle, another idea stroke my head. I decided to mount the log on the lathe hypotenusely ( pic. 3 )to expose inside the log as much as possible and give the candle waxy appearance, as shown in pic. 2.
I understand why I love it so much…well, you are right..the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I realised the people admire it as much as I do.
NOTE: If you wanted to turn a log hypotenusely, work on both ends equally to stabiliise it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Cher

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 05:50 PM

Excellent job Sam.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:54 PM

Lovely Sam, the candle turning idea was brilliant

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 05:59 PM

Cool design, very nicely built.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 06:28 PM

Unique project sam good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 12:17 AM

Sam awesome job, it look very elegant. Marvelous design.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 12:30 AM

hi very nice bit of turning i relay like the design

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 07:13 AM

Great turning. Lovely design. Nice way to show the grain. Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 05:58 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#9 posted 01-06-2014 02:16 PM

Great idea, good work …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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