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Project by CharlesA posted 09-30-2017 03:59 PM 600 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another candle stand, perhaps my last.

I made this from maple. The finishing is the only new thing on this one. I used SwedishIron's adaptation of Rob Millard’s technique.

“Prepped the board sanding to 320. Next I used distilled water to raise the grain a number of times, lightly sanded w/ 400 wet/dry sandpaper after completely dry. I applied the dye w/ a link free cotton rag. After it dried completely I lightly sanded it w/ 600 w/d sandpaper. Applied BLO [I used natural Watco Danish Oil], two coats.. lightly sanding w/ 600 grit w/d sandpaper after dry. Finished w/ shellac and rubbed down w/ mineral spirits and 0000 steel wool. . . . dye ratio was 30 drops to 6 oz. of distilled water.”

I really like the way the finish came out.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 09-30-2017 04:23 PM

Another nice one, Charles. Why do you say it might be your last?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 09-30-2017 04:26 PM

Ron, if wanted to learn how to make one, and now I’ve made three. I might make another one for a particular reason, but they’re out of my system for now.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 09-30-2017 04:48 PM

Well … you did indeed learn … they look great! I keep making Prie Dieux …. luckily they are very different! LOL!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 09-30-2017 04:51 PM

Thanks, Ron. My big takeaways on the last two were new finishing techniques that I really like.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-30-2017 04:59 PM

Funny you should say that. My current Prie Dieu project is the first time I’ve used a commercial wood dye/stain. Typically, I use natural dyes. Just couldn’t get the 400 year old patina I wanted, naturally. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 10-01-2017 01:43 PM

I love this candle stand. It’s a beautiful piece and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 10-01-2017 07:21 PM

I like it Charles it has a more delicate look than many I’ve seen,nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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