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    Candle sticks.

    Here are a couple of Candle sticks I made from an old cutting board that fell apart. It is my first atempt at making two identical pieces.
    I reglued the maple sections of the old cutting board into 2 1\2 inch squares and turned them down.
    The bases are around 3 inches. The spindles are about 2 1\4 dia. They are finished with Red Mahogany stain and a number of coats of Danish oil. I glued in brass inserts to take a standard 3\4 inch candles. I really don't like the way the maple took the stain. I have a lot to learn about staining.

    Joe
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    I must need glasses. All the pix seem to be small.

    Those turned out very well!

    Did you weight the bottoms?
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    Just learning the picture post thing.

    This should be a larger picture.
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    Thanks

    Thanks, I just had to increase the size of the file for each picture.

    Thanks again

    Joe

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    The candlesticks look real nice, Joe. Even though you don't like the stain job, I think it has a nice time-worn look to it. Making two identical shapes is pretty challenging, huh? You pulled it off well.

    The second pic looks good, too. Glad to see you're getting the picture thing figured out. You can usually reduce the "quality" (or increase the compression, depending on what your software calls it) and increase the pixel size without the actual file size increasing.
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    Joe those are mighty fine looking candlesticks. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The candlesticks look real nice, Joe. Even though you don't like the stain job, I think it has a nice time-worn look to it. Making two identical shapes is pretty challenging, huh? You pulled it off well.
    I agree, they don't look new, they look well used and I like it. They also pretty much identical.
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    They don't look new.

    Hi Guys: Well the flat finish on the candle sticks didn't sit to well with the LOML. So I gave them a couple of coats of polyuratane. They came out with a nice shine, and she loved them after that. Now she would like a nice vase along the same design to put some flowers in for the dining table. I will post pics when it is finished. It is nice to keep her happy.

    Joe

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    Joe,
    Like the way you got identical shapes... that's a talent I haven't quite mastered yet... I get relatively close, but not as well as yours. Good Job!
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    Darn, I don't see a picture of the shinny finish but I think I'd prefer the first finish. You did a great job and nice recycle.

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