|Project by PASs||posted 01-08-2013 07:24 AM||1254 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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."