Windsor Candle Stand

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Project by kenn posted 01-04-2012 05:52 AM 1673 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this windsor candle stand as a Christmas gift for my wife. It is from John Kassay’s book on American Windsor Furniture and I followed his measured drawing. It is cherry, finished with BLO and clear shellac. The joints are pegged or wedged. I was very pleased with how close I was able to turn the legs to the pattern and how closely they match each other. It is a bit difficult to ream such a thin top to the correct, matching angle for the legs. Luckily my son provided a secong set of eyes. The top is 12 5/8” around and the last picture shows the other “big” gift I got her for Christmas … “Morgan”, all 3 lbs, 1 oz.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 06:13 AM

What a gorgeous candle stand, Ken!

What type of steady rest do you have for your lathe?

Is that BLO and shellac finish on Morgan, too ;^)


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

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 06:15 AM

Looks great! It seems that Morgan might think its a cat stand…

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 06:24 AM

I like this a lot a very nice job.

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 06:32 AM

That is fantastic. A great job.

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 08:23 AM

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 01:30 PM

great candlestand. super turned legs. The cat is adorable. A super christmas all around!

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 08:24 PM

I know the piece at once, I also I have that book and is a source of imspiracion, very accurate and useful … I have been working very well, as in the book.

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 05:23 AM

An awesome turning. I see another book in my future.

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 07:09 AM

Thanks for the comments everybody.

LEW: I ordered my staedyrest from Packard Woodworks, here’s the one they are showing now that looks pretty close to mine.

I like it. Funny side story, while turning bunched of pens, it sat on a self below my headstock. I’d flow CA glue into punky areas, stabalize burls and segmented laminations, and use a CA finish. Which all resulted in CA and sawdust globs accumulating on the wheels, rendering them unusable. I had to find and go to a skateboard shop, not my usual hangout. They were great, Fishbone, if you need the same help. They swapped out my wheels on the same bearings and I’m back in business, except I keep the steady rest on the lathe bed.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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