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Project by gdpifer posted 05-01-2011 09:35 PM 2064 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I continue to “play” with my Craftsman Router Crafter and try some different things. Pix #1 is a 3-flute, open center candlestick. Pix #2 shows two short candle holders with no special ornamentation. Pix #3 and #4 are of a mug tree. I used shaker pegs for the “limbs” and I think something else would be better. Will have to experiment. The last two pictures is of one of a pair of candlesticks I made with both a taper and a “pineapple” pattern. These sort of evolved. Soon after I got my machine I turned the two pieces with the “pineapple” but the top was too small to drill for a candle. I just let them sit. Recently I finally bought some candel cups and just screwed them to the top, plus I turned a piece of cedar to make a base for each. I’ll keep playing and learning. All items are sprayed with several coats of shellac, then gone over with steel wool and a polishing wax applied.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 11:59 PM

It’s all good! I like working with cedar. I remember seeing the router crafter way back in the day. Are they still making them?

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 12:00 AM

Never mind! I just saw your blog. Thanks for posting it.

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 01:48 AM

That machine can make some neat designs. thanks for sharing!!

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

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