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Still clearing out my MIL’s house and found this old Christmas project I gave her as a gift. Even though they look like plastic, they are turned out of solid Birch.

I know most woodworkers would rather see the actual wood, but painting stuff like this is accepted in Norway because it was done traditionally, although usually with some designs painted on top of the basic colors.

The candlesticks aren’t leaning, it’s just my really bad photo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 11:12 PM


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 11:37 PM

Wonderful work Mike the look perfect. A very nice gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 11:45 PM

Certainly well made..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 11:59 PM

I like them Mike. What you did is, the candle sticks are the same. That is something I have problems with. Making the same thing twice. Nice job Mike. My wife approves to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 12:45 AM

Very attractive. On that theme, how would dyes work as a compromise, with a coat of oil and wax, or some such?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 12:47 AM

They’re beautiful Mike and the black accents the unpainted wood perfectly. Paint does have it’s place, even here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 12:58 AM

Mike, I could feel what feeiing you had when you found them after 17 years. It is like finding a lost treasure.
I would like to agree with Dave, producing identical twin was not easy, but there, you had done very well. I like them.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 01:16 AM

those are so beautiful mike, those are one project that look so good with paint on them..following tradition is the noble thing to do…it looks like what goes around comes back around…great job …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 01:32 AM

That was a special gift, I’m sure she enjoyed them. Paint does have a place, and is probably in many ways harder to do well than a clear finish.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 01:48 AM

Those are nice turnings. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Man 1995, I remember Windows 95, and uploading a .gif onto the internet. I was running at 12K baud.

Making duplicates is a challenge with calipers and story sticks. I don’t know how you did yours, but they are very well done.

-- Mel,

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 01:54 AM

Very nice turnings Stefang. I like the colors. I don’t have any problems painting wooden objects. Yours are a perfect example. Congrats!!!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#12 posted 03-13-2012 02:09 AM

They look exceptionally nice and a good paint job is a good paint job. Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#13 posted 03-13-2012 02:53 AM

Very nice set Mike. I need to get a lathe & try something different. These look real good.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#14 posted 03-13-2012 02:59 AM

Those are beautiful Mike. 1955 and they are still around, that is fantastic. I like them !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#15 posted 03-13-2012 05:43 AM

i like the colors

and great shapes too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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