Candle stick holders

  • Advertise with us
Project by RyanGi posted 09-07-2021 10:18 PM 407 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the candle stick holder project was really just an excuse to try a turning technique after in-laying veneers into the middle of the stock. I used my new radius cutting jig for the bandsaw to prep the stock by cutting through it on a 2” radius. I resawed some cherry into 1/16” veneer, then glued them into the radius cuts on the rough stock to make it whole again. Repeated the process after the first veneer dried in place overnight by rotating the stock 90* to the first cut. It was a technique I saw online for getting a cool ‘swoop’ that traces the sides of a bowl. I figured something small like this was the best way to test it out. I had some square maple stock that was laminated together so I use that from the pile.

Turns out, a small diameter piece results in a small ‘swoop’…which all makes sense once you think about it. Regardless, I’m happy with the outcome. This was also an exercise in trying to match profiles for me, which turned out well!

After the bodies were complete, I milled out a top veneer ‘cap’ and a base for each on the Shaper Origin

Sanded on the lathe up to about 1800, then polished with Dr. Kirk’s, finally sealed with homemade friction polish.

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

3 comments so far

View drsurfrat's profile


989 posts in 407 days

#1 posted 09-08-2021 12:13 AM

Wow, that is a beautiful detail.
No trouble with the glue up across the grain?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

View RyanGi's profile


81 posts in 257 days

#2 posted 09-08-2021 12:37 AM

No trouble with the glue up across the grain?

Nope. I did apply liberal amounts of Titebond II and left it clamped for (almost) a full 24 hours per verneer. I was a little concerned about that aspect of it, especially then putting the blank into a lathe spinning at 1200 rpm. Of course, being a spindle, I was able to turn it between centers and keep pressure on it. Didn’t seem to be an issue.

Face shields and glasses my friends!

I want to get a proper bowl blank and try that next. It makes for a longer project for sure, but I like the detail!

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

View MovingChips's profile


477 posts in 461 days

#3 posted 09-09-2021 06:08 PM

Very nice. I’ve been thinking about doing the wave design. I’ll have to try that soon.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics