Turned candle center piece

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Project by Canon posted 09-11-2017 12:14 AM 1118 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

another project that i have had in the shop for over 10 years and finally completed lol was the turned candle centerpiece. Now that is made from two pieces of walnut glued together about 7”x7”. Walnut is a dark wood so the raised part if you look closely with the groves is white. I bleached that part of the project to make it stand out from the darker walnut.

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 12:46 AM

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#2 posted 09-11-2017 05:04 AM

10 years, wow! Can you remember the order you did it in? It fits well together and looks great.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 11:46 AM

Hi John

Well take a 7×7 blank and I glued a mounting block to the back of one side and then mounted to lathe. But before I glued the mounting blank I drew a circle to almost the edge of the blank. Then cut it on the bandsaw. Then just smoothed out all the edges. I think then to create that recess I just picked a spot and turned away the excess wood on both sides enough to have the raised Edge showing. Then took a skew chisel to create those lines on raised edge. I did not sand that part. Once done I used a parting tool to remove the glued block. I then used zinzar bleach from wood craft and put about three coats on the raised edges to get it to be white. I cut the design first though before putting on the bleach solution and finished with seal a cell tung oil about 3 coats semi glosss. Hope this helps

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 02:11 PM

You did a very nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-12-2017 05:06 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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