Hollow spiral candleholder

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Project by Doug Scott posted 11-23-2010 07:57 PM 4176 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I pays to save all the woodworking magazines from the past years, When you need something to make for any time of the year, Looking through some of the magizines some time ago, but not for this pictular project.
I found this and a few other projects I put on the list of maybe I’ll get to that some day. Thanks to the December 2001 woodworker’s Journal for the plans, but I motifyed them a little.
And with the legacy woodworking machine this project was a breaze to do the spiral and to do the hollowing out. Made with a solid 2 1/2” square of mahogany, I’m also making a set out of solid red oak.
seminar on what the Legacy machine can do.
Been interested in woodworking since 7th grade, But never thought I would be involved in it at this level.

I’m also a member or the west Michigan woodworker’s guild and for the January meeting I’m giving a

-- Doug, Michigan,

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 08:00 PM

Great candle holders from an Ex-Michigander! Escaper 15 yrs ago.

Like the wood color is that natural or did you incorperate the dark spots?

Nice work, I love looking thru my old magazines!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 08:10 PM


Made some of these – without the legacy machine. Thought the sanding would never end!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 10:32 PM

Nice job. I always liked that look. I did these as an xmas gift for the wife back in 1980, using a router crafter. I wasn’t planning on going all the way through, but once it did, it looked kind of cool.


-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#4 posted 11-24-2010 12:05 AM

They are great love the swirl.
You could also adapt them for salt and pepper shakers too. They would look great on the table

-- Theresa,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 11-24-2010 01:02 AM

They really are beautiful. You did a wonderful job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 01:31 AM

Those are fantastic Doug. The Legacy mill looks like it could be addicting.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 03:58 AM

Doug, you rascal. That Legacy machine is going to make you famous. Nice job. I can’t wait for a live demo when I come up to your place.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 12:23 AM

Doug ; I’m wondering if you have a set of advanced pitch gears for the mill to get the long pitch on these? Great job, Looks good.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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