|Project by FloridaArt||posted 11-25-2010 02:56 AM||1241 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
November, 2010—It started with the candle, given to me by a neighbor when she saw me looking at it rather closely. Wish I knew what kind of wood this is, but it was not marked at the store where I bought it. There are actually three woods here, to give it the height I wanted.
The block of wood was cut on a band saw, much like a band saw box. If you look carefully at the last photo you can see where I “cut in” for the inner circle cut. I traced the candle to make the inner circle, and a Tupperware bowl for the outer circle. I followed the lines carefully with the 14-inch band saw, with a 3/16ths 10-TPI blade and the Carter stabilizer. I suppose I could have used my home-made circle-cutting jig for the outside circle, but I decided to do this one freehand.
The belt sander removed the kerf marks, and a router with a round-over bit eased the top and bottom. I sanded to 220, and then 1,000. Finally, a tung oil finish was applied. I must have done it right because my wife remarked how “finished” this looks. :-)
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida