Eastern Red Cedar Candlesticks

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Project by gdpifer posted 03-25-2011 04:44 PM 1607 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here in South-Central Kentucky we have lots of the Eastern Red Cedar trees. The dead trees and downed trees often get cut up for firewood. I pulled out some of the pieces to use for my projects. The two candlesticks pictured here were turned on my Craftsman Router Crafter. The larger one is 10” tall and the small one is 6-1/2”. They aren’t perfect, as I’m still learning how to use the Router Crafter. But, I’m pretty happy with them.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 02:32 AM

Any spiral that turned out that good is a great project well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 03:07 AM

Nice!. I also have access to lots of eastern red cedar here in eastern texas. I think this wood is very much under- appreciated by wood workers, and is very beautiful with or without a finish. I think it’s time this species “comes out of the closet”, since it’s traditional use is to line blanket chests and closets.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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