|Project by Froggy||posted 08-07-2011 09:02 AM||3097 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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!