Candle Holders

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Two radically different styles of candle holders. One in walnut with Danish Oil finish. One in Maple with clear, gloss ploy. Both spent some time on the lathe but also required other operations. These were both prototypes for Christmas presents.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 05-14-2008 02:34 AM

Very nice Lew. The maple looks extremely labor intensive!
Someone’s getting some great presents.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-14-2008 02:38 AM

very nice! i agree with Woodhacker, both of them look very labor intensive, they came out beautiful though. i love the old style of the walnut one. great job!

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#3 posted 05-14-2008 02:42 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 05-14-2008 02:56 AM

Real nice Lew
Did you do the spiral the hard way by drilling out a series of holes or do you have one of those “Legacy” machines that will mill out a spiral?
A lot of hard work…. real nice


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#5 posted 05-14-2008 02:57 AM

Beautiful candlesticks.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 05-14-2008 04:19 AM

definately have to agree with what’s been said above, these look great.

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 04:37 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

David- the hard way and lots of sanding


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-14-2008 05:50 AM

Great looking jobs! Looking at that second one reminds me how much I hate sanding.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 07:10 AM

Those are some gorgeous candleholders. You say Prototypes. How many “finals” did you make for gifts? I hope they all appreciate them as much as I would. They’re priceless! I don’t think I’ve ever seen your walnut design in wood; they are always in metal—pewter, brass or silver. Your spiral, well, it’s absolutely breathtaking to anyone who realizes ALL the work that went into it! And, come to think of it, I believe I’ve seen a similar design in metal, too. Making them in wood certainly raises the bar! Outstanding!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 05-14-2008 11:45 AM

Lew, these are gorgeous. You have created some beautiful gifts with these.

Well done!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 05-15-2008 12:19 AM


Only made 6 of the Walnut ones but 10 of the Maple spirals., Thanks for your kind words, too.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 10-30-2009 04:29 AM

cool candle holders. Great work!

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#13 posted 11-01-2009 06:51 AM

Nice looking candle holders

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