13" tall candlestick holder

  • Advertise with us
Project by Evangogh posted 10-11-2014 02:23 AM 1010 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah, yeah, I know I said my other holder was the last one, but I had a request for a BIIIG one and just couldn’t resist the challenge. I turned this behemoth (the largest I’ve turned so far), nothing else real special here, but I had my first real experience with shrinkage (ha). The top was originally meant for a 3” candle, and I guess I was just a little too accurate… It is now a more like 2.9”

2 comments so far

View Cliff 's profile


1811 posts in 2605 days

#1 posted 10-11-2014 10:54 AM

Wow!!! you are on fire….projects are churning out of your shop!!!! Nice timber.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

View LesB's profile


2620 posts in 4324 days

#2 posted 10-12-2014 05:29 PM

Obviously you are having a great time. This is a nice piece.
I would make one observation about the proportions on your work here. It is something I see a lot with new turners; and some experienced ones too. Now this is just my perception but the top appears heavier than the bottom and unstable. When you add a large candle it will probably only increase this appearance. I would cite you own work, the “goblet candle stick holder”, which has a wide base and suggest that you could add a similar base to this piece for balance and stability. Just turn a base piece and glue or fasten it on. There are other design measures you can use to adjust the balance of the piece; particularly by making the top area under the candle smaller and thinner.
Hope that gives you something to consider.

-- Les B, Oregon

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics