Hurricane Candle Holder from Dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 01-08-2013 07:24 AM 1612 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We buy the glass tops to lamps and candles at the second hand stores for me to make bases.
This is my first attempt at a “Hurricane” Candle Holder.
I think the top is actually from a Kerosene Lantern, but it worked great for this.
The wood is more Indian dontknow dunnage.
This particular piece has a distinctly pinkish hue to it.
The base is about 7 inches in diameter and about 2 inches tall.
The top is hollowed out about 1 1/2 inches for the bottom of the chimney to set in, but the entire top is sloped inward slightly to let the chimney set flush with the wood.
Sanded to 320 grit, then one coat of 2 pound shellac immediately buffed with an old t-shirt while the shellac was still drying.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 12:29 PM

Nice lamp, good job on the turning. Also, thank you for your service to our country.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 01:24 PM

A beautiful turned project. Let there be light at the end o the tunnel. Looks fantastic Pete

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 02:15 PM

That is a cool design! Nice work! That is awesome that you get the lamps from a second hand store too.


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 08:07 PM

It turned out an incredible piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 02:43 AM

That’s really Cool Pete,
Looks like quite a unique shaped Chimney, Very Neat!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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