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Project by stefang posted 1526 days ago 1416 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was up in the loft over my shop today and ran across this candlestick. I had drilled the candle hole off-center, so this one will be trashed. I just thought it might be a good project for someone fairly new to the lathe. The base and stem are glued together with a mortise and tenon joint. I rough turned the base and then finished it up after the glue dried. These are fun to make and an opportunity to be creative on the design side.

I made some of these candlesticks in the past as gifts. The gifts included two matching candlesticks and a bowl designed to look a part of the 3pc. set.

All the pieces were painted two tone with contrasting paints because I didn’t think the birch grain was very interesting. I did make sure to paint each individual set in colors that fitted nicely into the decor of the recipients. They would probably look better in just wood providing it had an interesting grain.

They work equally well in an entryway, on the dining table, a side board or a coffee table.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1526 days ago

Great idea Mike it looks really good too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#2 posted 1526 days ago

hey mike i like this…i was wondering what happened..i tried to open it awhile back and it didnt work…i see you got it fixed…but i like this , it would be a nice gift…thanks…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1526 days ago

I tried to open it as well and the page couldn’t be found?

Glad we’re able to see it now.

Great idea!

It’s not going in that stove now that you’ve photographed and posted it, is it? ;)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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stefang

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#4 posted 1526 days ago

Thanks guys. I did post it earlier Grizz, but removed it because the photos were too close up and you couldn’t see the whole candlestick at one time so I had to take new pics. I’ve also made some similar candlesticks with carved twists, but they’ve all been given away.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#5 posted 1526 days ago

Good idea Jonathan. I’ll use it for firewood!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#6 posted 1526 days ago

Nice idea , when I get around to using my lathe I will try this,
Thanks Mike…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1526 days ago

Hope I can try that this year some time ;-))

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 1526 days ago

Mike, one of these days you will get me into a lathe, but I got to get better organized first. Great idea for a gift.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

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#9 posted 1526 days ago

Yes, I looking forward to when you guys give turning a go. It’s pretty easy and you get a finished project pretty quick. The unfortunate thing about turning is that around 80% of the workpiece winds up on the floor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 1526 days ago

Mulch….....

........I am in a funk right now, having trouble staying focused in the shop…......but knowing me, that will change soon. I have learned not to push it…................

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 1526 days ago

Besides when I am not in the shop I can be up here giving everybody a lot of guff….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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mafe

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#12 posted 1526 days ago

Hi,
Nice job.
I still havent had the time to get to the shop with my burned of lathe motor…
I managed to turn a mallet that cracked, and a little handle for a mini plane, so for now it’s a expensive handle…
But I hope the guarante will cover me, so I can get turning again.
And perhaps this time I will ask some questions before starting…

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1526 days ago

I hate to see all the wood go to waste. I have wondered how to save a big chuck of the inside of a bowl, but haven’t come up with anything yet :-)) I know they have tools to make a bowl out of the inside, but you need to be working large stuff to do that.

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

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Benji Reyes

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#14 posted 1526 days ago

Nice work. I would love to give turning a go again. I’m just afraid that I might like it too much and spend too much time on the lathe! Thanks for posting Mike.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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sharad

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#15 posted 1526 days ago

Mike, beautiful turning. Turning is a fascinating hobby and I repent having not learnt it earlier. Still I have not given up hopes if a small lathe is available locally.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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