Mahogany Candle Lanterns

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Project by mickyd posted 1371 days ago 2015 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First woodworking project. Made with an old restored ShopSmith Mark 5.
Materials used: African Mahogany, ‘spectrum cord’ glass, .032” copper sheet stock. Copper is heated with a propane torch to get the beautiful coloring.

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#1 posted 1371 days ago

They look beautiful Micky. Outstanding work on such detailed pieces. This pic is wonderful but would love to see a close up shot if possible. Regardless, thanks for the post!

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

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#2 posted 1371 days ago

Those are really nice, I second the close up request

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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#3 posted 1371 days ago

This is really excellent for a first woodworking project. What is the see through stuff made of? If I wasn’t so A.D.D. (hyper) I might want want to try scrollsawing after seeing this post. I really like those lanterns!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 1371 days ago

First project!? WOW. The lanterns have a nice delicate look but seem to be well constructed for many years of enjoyment. If you’ve got the patience and skills for that kind of scrollsaw work, you can do anything! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 1371 days ago

These are very nice. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 1371 days ago

Very very nice and very romantic :P

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#7 posted 1371 days ago

This is very cool. I’ll probably explore variations of this myself. Thanks for the idea~!

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#8 posted 1371 days ago

A very enjoyable post. With mixed mediums to work with, they complement the whole look.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 1371 days ago

Thats really nice work,first time i see a first-timer make such skilled work also with the copper.

Well done.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#10 posted 1371 days ago

Very nice work. Happy Anniversary on your one year on LJ’s.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#11 posted 1371 days ago

Super Job, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 1371 days ago

I like them! The heated copper is a nice look.

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#13 posted 1371 days ago

Thanks for all your comments folks!! Your a great bunch. I’ve gotta hang here more often.

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#14 posted 1371 days ago

There’s no stopping you now! Nice work.

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 1370 days ago

Just Beautiful.
Everything has worked in together really nicely.

-- Theresa,

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