Tea candle holder

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 07-10-2012 01:26 PM 1529 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Posted the large tea candle holder once before but decided to add a couple smaller one to accent it. Used pieces of scrap once again to make the smaller ones. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and in the case after looking at the pictures I know I am going to have to get better at the finish work along with my turning ability.
I HATE FINISH WORK.. Did you get that ? I HATE FINISH WORK. I would prefer to be beat than to have to paint or do any kind of finish. Guess that’s all part of the job and know I am going to have to suck it up and do better and live with it.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 05:26 PM

Is “tea” the type of wood?
I dislike finishing as well and it is an easy way to make or break a project. I have found that wiping oils (tung, walnut, BLO etc)are pretty fool proof and do a good job. Keep wiping it on with a rag until the wood has had a good drink and then wipe off excess. Repeat when dry.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 05:57 PM

Real nice , Tom. We are going to have to change your name from Mr Tom to Mr Cedar!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 08:22 PM

The wood is aromatic red cedar but they were made to hold a tea candle.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 09:37 PM

they look good Tom. Have you tried watco finishes? they just wipe on and then dry them in 15 to 30 minutes and apply more coats until you have the desired finish you want. It don’t take days like varinishes do.

-- PapaS, Casper, WY

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 09:50 PM

Who’es been a busy boy then, some realy nice projects posted here Tom, great work all round

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 01:55 PM

These look good. Good advice from Brian and PapaS: consider a wipe on finish. I like Minwax Antique Oil. The lower lustre won’t highlight any irregularities as much as a higher gloss and allows the wood to have a nice warm, rich glow.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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