|Project by FoolsLairWoodworks||posted 02-20-2011 10:08 PM||905 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Here are ones in oak, walnut, and honey locust (thorn). The oak is another one made from an old oak 4×4 I rescued from the scrap pile. It is about six inches tall. The walnut one was going to be a gavel head but i decided to to do this. The one on the right started out as a piece of firewood that had about an eight inch diameter. Most all of the outer sap wood was very soft and really rotten. I guessed right that there would be something nice on the inside. It has some really varied colors. More than what the pics show. There are quite a few worm holes and even a crack or two.
I turn these on my old HF lathe. I turn them as a spindle and sand to 220, steel wool, and burnish with shavings. I use a forstner bit in the drill press to remove the nubs on the ends. These are made to use a pillar candle on but I have drilled the tops to accept a taper candle, too. I cover the bottoms with felt.
These are a fun, quick project. No two ever turn out the same, even when you try…
-- Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Refurbish.... Yeah, I run one of the local No Kill Wood Shelters. Thanks, Jim Root, Bolivar MO