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Project by TheDane posted 12-03-2021 11:07 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two sets of tea lights … each is 2-3/8” tall and 2-7/8” in diameter. They are made to use the little battery powered lights from the big box.

These are open-segment turnings, made with purpleheart and maple, and finished with Tried & True Original. Each consists of 121 pieces of wood.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 12-03-2021 11:17 PM

That is a Nifty Idea and you did a great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 12-03-2021 11:27 PM

Good work!!

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#3 posted 12-03-2021 11:34 PM

Beauties Gerry!

That’s a lot of patient work getting those assembled plus the fear factor of 1 out of hundreds of glue joints failing on the lathe.

I can see why you opted for the battery versions versus the small candles, too much at stake! 8^)

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#4 posted 12-03-2021 11:59 PM

those are sweet gerry i gotta do some segmented turning sooner than later.

hey take a look at the turning swap coming up after the first of the year,we’d love to have you join us.lots of fun.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 12-04-2021 02:23 AM

They look great.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 12-04-2021 02:37 AM

Those are beautiful, well done. Splinter said it. Patients and skill to complete the glue up, and the fear of separating while turning. To me more so with the open areas.

Great Job Gerry

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 12-04-2021 03:03 AM

Really nice looking turnings.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 12-04-2021 04:36 AM

Nice wood picks, and great work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 12-04-2021 12:28 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-04-2021 01:07 PM

Awesome love them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 12-04-2021 01:47 PM

A tedious turning with a beautiful result. Very nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-04-2021 04:46 PM

Outstanding work! Great looking Tea lamps!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 12-06-2021 01:10 AM

Well done they all look evenly shaped

-- Vince

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#14 posted 12-11-2021 12:12 AM

I’m always amazed to see these open segments turned, I suppose it’s just one push too hard and it will blow to pieces…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 12-11-2021 03:21 AM

... I suppose it s just one push too hard and it will blow to pieces…

They are surprisingly stout. I use a PVA glue (Titebond Quick & Thick), and have never had a failure. The real key, I think, is proper sanding to achieve a flat surface that results in a proper glue joint.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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