Christmas Center Piece

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Project by richgreer posted 12-25-2009 07:15 PM 1958 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just completed this in time for Christmas dinner. It is one of my favorite pieces. Each “candle” consist of a small battery powered tea light in the top of a turned piece of wood. I chose several of my favorite woods from all over the world and I turned each “candle” in a different style.

The base is birdseye maple and the “candles” from left to right are as follows: laminated walnut and maple, padauk, Brazilian tulipwood, bubinga, leopard wood, olive and cocobolo.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 09:41 PM

Very nice, and looks like a lot of work. Great piece!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 12-26-2009 03:43 AM

Neat idea, love all the different woods and shapes.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 10:21 AM

Great idea and neat turning, impressed by the wood and various shapes.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 04:58 AM

Rich, Why don’t you submit this project for the Yin Yang contest? I think it is fantastic. I like the asymmetrical mix of the turnings and the variety of wood. They really all come together to represent the holiday spirit. Not to mention the beautiful swirly maple base.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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