Flame for my wife

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Project by Andrew posted 03-13-2010 10:51 PM 1655 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, here is a Christmas present for my wonderful wife, I gave her the Plate and told her she would have to wait for me to finish it until I found the right piece of wood for the pedestal. Well it was 3 pieces, one more box elder for the flame finial, and 2 pieces of Black walnut. I watched the youtube video of Charles Neil showing how to make a flame finial, and that was the inspiration and instruction I needed to finish this off. ( thanks Charles). For the most part I followed his instructions, but I veered off a little to make the top of it. I also didn’t use rasps and files, mostly a dremel with a sanding drum on it, and a lot of hand sanding. Finished with a little mineral oil, and some blonde shellac.
My wife loves it. And I love her.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 10:59 PM

sweet Andrew , you did a super job, Im glad the videos helped you, thats what its all about , that’s pretty healthy chunk of box elder on that top, you did well my friend

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 11:15 PM

great praise from the wife ,
and the master .

this looks excellent !
well done .

must be nice to be a prince again ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 12:20 AM

Beautiful, it’s a work of art.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 03:37 AM

I agree, this is a work of art. Beautiful job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 07:56 AM

Elegant piece. Well done

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 10:40 PM

look awesome I like it
very well done


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#8 posted 04-09-2010 01:54 AM

Very nice turning, awesome design.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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