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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-01-2016 10:44 AM 607 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I chose the log for the candle, I decided to mount the log on the lathe hypotenusely, as in photo 5, to expose the beauty of the log. That was the main reason I wanted to see if it would look better to give the candle new waxy look. You may loos some timber to get that look, but it always worth the experiences of new idea.

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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#1 posted 11-01-2016 10:46 AM

Very imaginative Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 11:02 AM

Very nice outcome, Sam. I like the way you think!!!


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

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 12:58 PM

Stepping outside the box again successfully and creating options for the rest of us. Tanks Sam ! Great idea great result.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 11-01-2016 01:09 PM

Cool candle. Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 01:44 PM

That is a unique idea and an amazingly beautiful result.

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 03:40 PM

interesting idea Sam
beautiful piece

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 03:43 PM

interesting idea Sam
beautiful piece

-- bambi

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 06:57 PM

Clever turning Sam as always :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 11-01-2016 07:08 PM

AWESOME approach…

Super idea…


Thank you!

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#10 posted 11-01-2016 09:02 PM

Sweet, Sam! How did you do the melted wax?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-01-2016 11:17 PM

Very clever Sam and thanks for sharing the project sheet and teaching. I am inspired to make an everlasting candle too. How tall is this one? You have fooled me with your forklift and the pallets. Great work!

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#12 posted 11-01-2016 11:58 PM

Great idea Sam always nice to learn something difference from your creative mind. Beautiful looking candle, you certainly achieved what you set out to do. Well done

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#13 posted 11-02-2016 01:16 AM

Awesome work. Great idea. May have to try it myself. Thanks for sharing the tip and your work.

-- Indecision may or may not be my problem -Keith

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#14 posted 11-02-2016 02:07 AM

Lew, sanding dust with PVA glue and then paint it.

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

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#15 posted 11-02-2016 05:48 PM

Pretty interesting concept and very unique. It makes you think a little bit on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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