Whacky Candlestick

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Project by ca8920 posted 03-30-2017 02:36 AM 776 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back I watched a Carl Jacobson video on turning an eccentric goblet. I decided to give it a try, but made mine my a tealight candle holder. Fun project. The first try, I used an Easy Wood Tool Finisher and didn’t achieve a large enough gap between the sections. The second try, I had a catch and it busted at one of the joints. The third try I used a fingernail gouge and more or less achieved the design I was looking for. The gaps were adequate and it looked pretty eccentric when finished.

I used Pine for this project and the sanding/finishing didn’t really achieve the smooth look I wanted so next time, I’ll use a better quality wood now that I kind of have it figured out.

Once again, thanks to Carl Jacobson for the idea.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 11:39 AM

Crankshaft candle holder…. way cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 12:09 PM

I admire your tenacity. I might have punted and moved on to another project instead of going in for the third try. Can’t wait to see what your next one looks like now that you’ve got it figured out.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 12:35 AM

Good learning experience, I’ll have to try it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 07:21 AM

Just goes to show what you can do by not giving in well done and I am sure you are pleased with it. I bet you learnt a lot from all of the mistakes on the journey.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 07:16 PM

very kwel, I’ve always wanted to try off center lathe work

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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