Candle Stick Set

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I made these candlesticks for a co-worker without discussing price. When I was offered $30 for the set I decided that they would look much better on my thanksgiving day table, and that my wife would really appreciate them more.

So they came back home.

1. Was an important lesson to discuss price first.
2. Was an important lesson that people think everything should be at a dollar store price.

Anyway. These gave me something to do one weekend, and only took about 6 hours total (rough stock to finish) They are all walnut, and the sticks are slip fitted to the bases. Although it takes a bit of work to get them out because they are pretty snug.

Now to go buy my wife some more bees wax tapers to go in them.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 03:31 AM

Nice sticks. A couple of lessons learned there. Don’t forget, in this McDonald’s drive through mentality that infests 21st century society, people don’t even know what quality is anymore, let alone appreciate it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 04:05 AM

Amen Tom!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 11-22-2007 05:08 AM

I only comment on turnings once in a while because I haven’t turned anything yet and don’t know much about it but these really caught my eye. Maybe it’s been a long day but they look like chocolate pouring out of invisible spigots to me… puddles, ripples and all. Anyway, beautiful design and great work David.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 05:33 AM

Those are very nice. $30 indeed! LOL

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 02:20 PM

people also don’t know about cost of wood and the amount of time put into a project.
education… they need education.

if you compare $30 to the Wal-mart prices this was a nice offer…. they just forgot to factor in “hand crafted” / “real wood” ...etc

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 09:19 PM

Some people don’t appreciate the value of your time, & talent.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 11-22-2007 10:35 PM

Very delicate bit of turning. Dick is right about people not knowing the value of good craftmanship.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 06:23 AM

Very unique and attractive candle holders. You were right as far as I’m concerned. Those are beautiful and worth much more. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 10-26-2008 02:45 AM

Very different. The wood is beautiful!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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