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A twisty yoke for keeping up a candle

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Project by murch posted 12-17-2016 03:47 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Twisty bit done with a rasp & knife. About 15” tall. Don’t really like it for the time it took. Hrs of sanding involved. Finished with Danish oil first but it looked crap. Sanded off & used a spray on poly. Slightly improved. Disappointed and definitely thinking about the fire for it.
Pics not in order but I’m sure you’ll figure it out.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-17-2016 05:01 PM

I think it is great…

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Mark

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 06:02 PM

Very nice Murch. The turning guild I belong to just did a presentation on spiral turning. Very labour intensive, but well worth the effort. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 07:03 PM

definitely not a 2 min job :-) Nice end result so you should be pleased
cheers
Pete

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

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leafherder

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 08:06 PM

Great job! The only fire near this should be the candle flame. If you don’t like it, chalk it up to a learning experience and give it away or sell it in a garage sale – someone will be thrilled to get it. Thanks for including the process photos.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 12-17-2016 09:24 PM

Creating something beautiful is never a waste of time.
When I get down about spending too much time on a project, I think about all the people who were playing video games while I made it. And then I don’t feel so bad.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 06:39 AM

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#7 posted 12-18-2016 12:41 PM

I don’t think this is fire material. I think it looks gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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murch

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#8 posted 12-19-2016 07:22 AM

Thank you, Gentlemen, for the kind comments & for taking the time to post.
I’m starting to like it a bit more when I see it in a proper light but you know when you have a picture in
your head of what you want something to be and it finishes up short of what you wanted…
Anyway,Mrs Murch likes it so I reckon it’s staying.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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NaFianna

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#9 posted 12-21-2016 12:13 AM

Not sure what there is not to like about this.
I look at it and see a man who has patience, care and skill – and that does not only apply in woodworking.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#10 posted 12-21-2016 02:29 PM



Creating something beautiful is never a waste of time.
When I get down about spending too much time on a project, I think about all the people who were playing video games while I made it. And then I don t feel so bad.

- johnhutchinson

Well said John.

I think it is great Murch and you should be very proud of it in my opinion. However I know what you mean. Projects always turn out better in my head too.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#11 posted 12-21-2016 02:41 PM

They do take a LOT of sanding!

I think it turned out very nice.

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

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