Tea lights candel holders

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Project by Ovidiu posted 04-03-2012 01:31 PM 1370 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first tea candle holders. Obviously from the pile of firewood. The wood is beech and I finished with varnish. With this project I learned how to make them come in lathe. In the last picture you can see the mistake: at the back of one of them you can see the recession for chuck. However it seems to have been appreciated since I sold two days after I exposed them.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 02:54 PM

Very nice, I like the way they seem to float above the table top.

-- "I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 03:28 PM

Great job. Time to start mass production. They should sell pretty good. The chuck recession might actually help to stabilize them.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 04:03 PM

I like the design. The undercut bottom gives the illusion of floating. I have used a similar undercut on other things I have turned.
I don’t think the the chuck recess is a problem. I leave it in almost everything and usually decorate the center of it with beading. That is where I usually sign the work, put the name of the wood used, and year made. You could however reverse the chuck mounting process and use a spigot that can be cut and/or sanded off when completed.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 12:00 PM

Thanks !
@Radu: mass production will be !
@LesB: You’re right, is not a problem. The spigot hint is really interesting, and I’m going tu use it.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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