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Journey into Woodturning #73: Tea Lite Challenge

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 09-07-2021 02:19 PM 2311 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was a challenge put out by “Making It Out Of The Woods” to turn a tea light for the month of September. So, yeah why not. I have a bunch of citronella candle tea lights and one more wouldn’t be a bad thing.

I fumbled through the stockpile of wood I have collected to find the suitable candidate. I found a piece of olivewood (6×6x3) with a crack in it, making it more like a 6×4x3. I decided I might be able to make this work and made it so.

To make the candle a little more interesting I discovered a metal candle jar lid or accent piece. I make the minor purchase and hoped it would fit the wood, after turning it round. It was really close to not making it, but worked out in the end.

Olivewood it a very hard wood, but seemed extremely easy to turn on the lathe. The beautiful dark grain contrasted against the light tan between rings is stunning. The color difference really makes it the wood pop and the accent compliments the piece nicely.

The overall shape of the tea light, kind of looks like a goblet. A goblet is something I have yet to make and might need to explore that sooner then later. What do you think?

This weeks video: TeaLightChallenge2021



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