|Project by murch||posted 09-08-2011 09:34 PM||3621 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
These were turned from part of a blown down apple tree. Pic 1 is a finished job. It’s about 4in o/d. Anything more and the tea-light tends to look a bit lost.
Pic 2 is the prep. Turn a tenon to 40 mil o/d and leave it’s depth 5mil shorter than the hollow you are going to turn. Make sure the shoulder on your tenon is square as this will help keep the project square.
Pic 3 I don’t have a band-saw either. I only have the strenght and patience that God gave me. As it happens
He didn’t give me much of either and so after 20mins and a mug of strong “tay” the blank is ready.
Pic 4 Screw the blank securely to the face-plate and turn everything you can. Be careful when coming
to the finish cut on the hollow. It has to be a pretty snug fit on the tenon. However, all is not lost if you go
a bit too big. Wrap paper around the tenon and you should be ok.
Pic 5 Turn the underside rim to flat. You will probably not be able to remove all evidence of the screws
but, for what this is, I don’t think it matters a whole lot. (notice no paper. brag brag :-) )
Pic 6 I got 4 holders from this particular blank. I think they look ok and am pleased with them.
Warning It seems to me that LJ’s have enough common sense to be careful with fire but when
I give these as gifts I always warn people that wood does actually still burn. They are perfectly safe
as long as you keep the candle in its alum cup. Just don’t go away and leave them.
Ok, that’s it. As always questions and comments are welcome. Murch.
-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.