Turned Cherry Jack-be-Nimble Candlesticks

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Project by Peter Oxley posted 12-11-2010 02:28 AM 2443 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These candlesticks are turned from Cherry, and are based on a project from Woodcraft Magazine. The finger ring on the Jack-be-Nimble style candlesticks is also Cherry. A small slot is cut in the side of the dish to accept the ring, and the joint is reinforced with a small dowel.

I started out to make 12 with finger rings. In the end I had 10 with finger rings, one that the dish had to be turned down too small for a finger ring (the last picture), and one in the scrap bin.

I don’t do a lot of turning, but I really enjoy it. These were a fun challenge.

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 03:49 AM

Very, very nice, Peter.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 07:55 AM

those are really nice, like the idea and looks like you nailed it.

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 03:48 PM

Nice work good flow throught the work..

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 04:07 PM

Very Nice! I like the modifications to the finger ring.


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#5 posted 12-11-2010 05:47 PM

Really Nice work – great presents for the festive season.

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#6 posted 12-11-2010 07:09 PM

looks good, did you use wax for the finish?

-- Kate,

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#7 posted 12-11-2010 07:18 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Tony! – Good to see you! How are you settling in to the new place?

@Kate – I used Myland’s High Build Friction Polish. I’m not really sure what that stuff is, but I suspect it is primarily wax. And I’m just about out … I have to pick up some more in the next couple of days!

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