Cypress candle holders

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Project by oscorner posted 01-21-2007 06:01 AM 2786 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the two finished candle holders of the green cypress that I turned. The whole process took about two months of drying. One and a half in a tank of water and two weeks drying in a closed container, another couple of weeks air drying before the finished turning and application of several coats of shellac. Please, forgive me again for the small images…I’ll get this right one day (I hope).

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 01-21-2007 06:14 AM

Very nice. What is the size of the turnings. Did you start out as a 4×4 or what.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-21-2007 06:42 AM

Beautiful Os, keep it up. mike

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

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#3 posted 01-21-2007 08:30 AM

The first candle holder base is probably around 4.5” and 9” tall. The second, base = 3.5” and 8” tall. I started with a log about 6” in diameter and turned it down to about 4.5” to start. Very few of my turnings are square blanks and if they are it is because they are rived from trees that have fallen or been knocked down during a storm. This particular log was saved from the landfill as a neighbor had put it out to the road for pickup after cutting his cypress tree down. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 01-21-2007 11:41 AM

Gentlemen, thanks to my good friend, Don the pictures have been enlarged. Don, your a great help!

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#5 posted 01-21-2007 01:10 PM

No worries, Mate.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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