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Project by Grumpy posted 05-23-2011 08:14 AM 1791 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The vertically aligned Tealights are made from 2”x1” scrap pieces and are economical to make if you lots of small pieces lying around.
The horizontally aligned ones (my preference) are made from wider pieces but I think more appealing.
Anyway time will tell when they go to the Hospital charity funding sale.
But they do say charity begins at home so my wife knocked off two of them. LOL
Finished with wipe on poly over sanding filler.
One new buffing Idea I got, I think from wood magazine, was to use a paint roller on the lathe. Just take out the shaft & fit the roller between centres and you have a very effective long buffer which is easy & inexpensive to replace.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 05-23-2011 08:16 AM

Looks great!

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 09:33 AM

Thanks Grumpy!
That idea about the paint roller is gold!
I’ll post my kwila, dropside dining table when I finish it.

-- Cajones, Far North Queensland

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 09:49 AM

Thanks Steve

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 09:51 AM

Good to hear from you Chris.
Looking forward to the kwila table. It’s a great wood to work with, very hard but finishes well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 12:13 PM

Hi Grumpy,

Nice work for a great cause.

Lee

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 01:15 PM

Great work and great idea about using the paint roller!

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 04:43 PM

Thanks for the tip Grumpy. That roller idea is neat too.
Your tealight holders are very nice.

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#8 posted 05-24-2011 12:22 AM

Been hav’in a lovely old play havn’t you :)))
Nice job & cause hope you sell the lot.
Our guild is currently doing “butterfly boxes” for Kids Can (Kids cancer) & also “wig stands” for the ladies who go thru Chemo with breast cancer & loose their hair.
You gotta get involved ay Grumpy, good man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 01:28 AM

Thanks for looking everyone.
Don’t forget those scaps will come in handy one day. You need to store them somewhere. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-24-2011 09:22 PM

That’s a great idea!!!

Now I just need a lathe.

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