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Project by lovestoys posted 05-09-2010 05:05 AM 1558 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A trio of padauk candle sticks, based on article in American Woodturner magazine on continental candle sticks. Now I have a 3/4” spindle gouge (reshaped from a roughing gouge :) ). I got away with a friction polish on these, I wasn’t sure if it would work or not. Padauk ages by turning from a bright red to a dark brown, we’ll see what they look like in a year or two.

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#1 posted 05-09-2010 07:13 AM

Unique candle sticks well done.


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#2 posted 05-09-2010 01:30 PM

Very nice shape and design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 05-09-2010 03:10 PM

I like the shape of these. Very simple yet good flow.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 05-09-2010 04:14 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

And yes, this is the natural color of the wood. Over time it will deepen in color to a dark reddish brown.

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#5 posted 05-09-2010 07:41 PM

Is that a metal insert in the wood? If so, what is it and where did you get them? I’m a beginning turner and am getting a resource list together. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 02:07 AM

I think they are brass candle ring inserts ( tes they are metal). I’m going to order a batch of 100 from amazon for about 9.00. I got the first set from one of the instructors at woodcraft. The diameter is about 7/8 ”. The actual is something like 29/32, but I size them to 7/8.

Hope that helps!

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