Donut chucks and cole jaws have both been around for a long time. I decided to combine them to make a new version of a donut chuck that centers the turning.
Follow along at the link to see how this beautiful set of candlesticks were produced on the lathe.
Most people who turn hollow ornaments turn a batch of globes with a standard size hole, then a batch of spindles, or icicles, then glue the two together off the lathe. The results are usually beautiful, but I wanted an ornament that ran true with tight glue joints so I could cut through the join to create a smooth flow from globe to spindle.
A fun, useful, weekend project. This is actually my first project with turned parts. For my first attempt, I am happy with my footstool.
The Chopping Bowl is first turned to shape and then marked off with the use of the dividing head, preparatory to band sawing. It takes a standard chopping knife, obtainable at the dime store.
This turned candlestick design is Swedish. The finish is Swedish red and black gloss enamel. Turn the ring which forms the main part of the stem and then cut out a quarter section.
A great weekend project to help build your woodturning skill. Here is a relatively simple project that doubles in function and beauty. Build a coat rack this weekend and you will soon have additional closet space.
These ornaments can be made in a minimal amount of time and each can be uniquely crafted to an endless variety of designs. Here are three designs to get you started.
Graceful and distinctive, a pair of these spiral candlesticks will lend charm to any mantle. Maple, or some other hard, close-grained wood should be used. Each stick is made up from four separate turnings, held together by dowels.