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Hollow spiral candlesticks

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Project by Froggy posted 08-07-2011 09:02 AM 2433 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, a pair of candlesticks is nothing special to brag about… :) The reason I posted this is to show my first experience with the Sears Router Crafter that I bought earlier this year, but didn’t have a chance to try until now. It was a bit tricky at first, and took some time to figure out how to use it properly for a decent result—the mechanism has a fair bit of play, and you have to be careful and move it in a certain way for a clean cut. But it turned out fairly well, and I am sure I will be using this machine for more projects. It’s not a Legacy, of course, but for simple things like this it’s a nice and useful device…

The wood is red cedar (tops and bottoms) and Doug fir (spirals), finished with 5 coats of dewaxed shellac. Made it as a gift for a friend. My first idea was to do it for tall traditional candles, but I opted for tealights instead.

Thanks for looking!





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gdpifer

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 01:47 PM

Hey, great to see another fan of the router crafter. Still learning to use mine. Check out some of my projects and if you would like to chat about this fine little machine give me a PM.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 03:18 PM

Like It

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 05:03 PM

Beautiful result from a seldom heard of tool, I really like those hollow spirals. Sears used to sell quite a few remarkable tools, because there was a demand for them, now the money is not there. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 08-07-2011 09:10 PM

Nice!

Aren’t these a bear to sand!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 08:33 PM

I like it – might take a look at the Router Crafter.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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