Here are the candlesticks I've been turning for spindle gouge and skew practise:
The first and second photo is my most recent. I have to put finish on the tops of the two dark-stained ones, and fix the stain around the bottom of the one. The two dark ones are cherry, and the other is butternut, which was sweet to turn. The third is one I turned early in this learning process, and the one that came out best. Theone lying down is curly maple. The maple was a, um, er, bad thing to turn, very hard. I have to take the doetail off the bottom and finish it.
Here is my magnetic tool rack, apres Ikea:
And lastly my roughing and spindle gouge jig. I will be attempting a bowl gouge jig for it soon:
Thanks for looking! I have had a little trouble getting the holes for the candle centred, and I don't know whether it is the lathe or me. Maybe I should drill a 1/8" hole in the centre, rather than relying on the dimple made by putting pressure on the forstner bit?