|Project by Tom Godfrey||posted 06-14-2012 05:38 PM||1057 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Had some bad aromatic red cedar wood that I knew i wasn’t going to be able to use in furniture so my question was what to do with these pieces. Cut six pieces 6×6x1 1/2 and glue them together. I rotated every other piece so the sap wood would be shown on every other one. Was thinking this would look good.
After two days of set up time it was time for the lathe. Wasn’t really sure what i wanted to make but knew one end was going to have to be cut down a lot in order to take out a real bad spot. Then I decided on a candle holder, and my little lady’s birthday is this coming Monday the 18th. She loves candles so why not make a birthday present.
Now this is only one part of what was going to be three pieces, this morning it changed to four, then close to lunch today that changed to five pieces. I will post all five pieces once its all finished.
You are going to see some bad spots and i was going to take that out but said what the heck, I think those will look good left in the wood. Your opinion counts!!! btw: this candle holder looks a lot better than it does in the pictures. It shines like a new silver dollar.
Hope you like it and if not please don’t tell my little lady. LOL
-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org)