Votive candlestick from firewood

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Little wood turning going on- firewood to a votive candle holder :) Details in the video on wood and my beginning lathe skills

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 04:18 AM

Nice looking piece.

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#2 posted 02-21-2018 02:06 PM

Looks a bit top heavy. Oh no, it tipped over, fire everywhere, call 911, the house just burnt down.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 08:50 PM

Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-22-2018 06:27 PM

Great piece for developing you turning skills but I agree as a practical item I would be concerned about it’s stability. Especially with a burning candle on top.
I see this design error with new wood turners in items like yours and also with pepper mills and vases (no fire hazard there). IMO these tall designs need the appearance of more weight at the bottom.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 02-22-2018 08:51 PM

In person it doesn’t feel tippy, probably due to the wood itself being so light (Pine, although it being light could be an issue in and of itself) but it isn’t something that’s left unattended either way, as it’s fire lol :)

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