|Project by stefang||posted 05-21-2010 11:14 PM||1709 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
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.