Candle Holders: Color, structure and character of a wood

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Candle Holders: Color, structure and character of a wood

Postby stephanmoll » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:19 am

Decided in December to make two candle holders as a gift for a neighbor. The technique is, obviously, simple: just the basics of woodturning, beads and coves. How surprised was I that with such a simple and quick project one could detect and bring out such beautiful wood colors and structures. I took various types of wood to experiment and was amazed each time at the fascinating, attractive result. And it does not take much wood: a cut-away from a tree trunk or a piece that one thought was an inconspicuous left-over. Also, interesting, how the wood structure is so different, depending on where in the tree the wood comes from: main trunk versus branch - shagbark hickory in image 1 (trunk), and 3,4 (branch). Also fascinating those natural spot and speckle pattern in the hickory (image 3,4).

All candle holders finished with carnauba wax.

From left to right: eucalyptus, holly, apple, shagbark hickory, cherry




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Re: Candle Holders: Color, structure and character of a wood

Postby normcloutier » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:22 pm

Lovely pieces, Stephan. Have you ever worked with leopardwood? The cell pattern makes for some very interesting "reveals" when cut in curves.
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Re: Candle Holders: Color, structure and character of a wood

Postby pmcqueen » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:51 pm

I like how the diagonal grain makes it look like it was turned in muti axis!
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