Journey into Woodturning #18: Black Walnut Candle Holders

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 09-29-2020 02:01 PM 592 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Black walnut is a great wood to work with. It cuts so nicely, sands well and finishes great. So, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on these two 4×4x6 pieces of black walnut to attempt turning a pair of candle stick holders. This was a great project and I had a lot of fun with the challenges. The difficulty being a duplication of one holder to the other, without using calipers.

The end result turned out fantastic and here is what I learned. I think in the future I would rather a 4×4x12, so the wood grain and colors match better. Also, I need more practice duplicating designs, but then again, I did this by eye and maybe shouldn’t be too hard on myself. Next time I might use calipers and see if I can copy an item closer to the original. I highly recommend this project for anyone getting into turning.

The design of these older appear to be a classic look (in my opinion). What do you think? What differences did you notice?

Here is this week’s video: Black Walnut Candle Holders

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#1 posted 09-30-2020 06:25 PM

I tuned in and impressed the quality of the video and how well the candlesticks match! Well done sir!


-- Bob A in NJ

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