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Thread: Candle Stands - Lil' Brothers now done!

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    Candle Stands - Lil' Brothers now done!

    This is a project I've been working on for several months. Not that it took me that long, just that I had trouble deciding on some to the details. Once I made up my mind things went pretty smoothly. My goal is to have them in place for our Christmas Eve candlelight service.
    Like the altar, font, and pulpit before, the wood is Lyptus with rosewood accents. The style is kinda Greene and Greene. The details I was having trouble deciding on were how to best attach the base and cross arm to the post.
    The base was attached with a 1" square M&T. Then the corbels were attached to the base from below with pan head screws and then to the post. Dowel plugs seal the holes below, rosewood plugs on the corbels.
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    The floor that these will stand on is not exactly flat, so I provided for countersunk adjustable feet to help get everything sitting up straight.
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    The cross arm was a bit more involved. I finally decided to epoxy a nut into the post and then bolt the arm in place. Then I thought about how these might be abused and did not want to think about the arms being twisted out of square, so I put in a couple of biscuits and glued the assembly together. The bolt made an excellent clamp that never has to be removed!
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    Finally, and the one thing that took more time to decide upon that anything else, was how to mare the cross arm not look like it was just plopped on top. I came up with these small trim pieces that, once the get three square plugs each, will mimics straps that hold the arm in place. They're simply glued in place and got 1/4" square plugs just after the pictures were taken.
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    Last night I put on the first coat of finish. The finishing process is pretty straight forward. I ROS everything down to 220 then hand sand with 220 with the grain and soften the edges. Then I apply a coat of 2lb cut dewaxed shellac. I'll sand this with 320 and follow with 8 to 12 coats of Minwax wipe-on satin poly. The first few coats will get the 320. Once I get past the 4th coat I switch to 0000 steel wool.

    I'll post finished pics in a couple of weeks!
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    Lots of work, but should look really nice!

    Lots of finishing work there too!
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    It is a little more involved than I was expecting for a candle stand. It looks like it will be very nice when it's finished Rennie.

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    Good job Rennie!

    Why jobs that seem simple, they always turn out not so simple??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Lots of work, but should look really nice!

    Lots of finishing work there too!
    Hi Stu! I put 8 coats on the other furniture, but these are likely to be moved more often and may have liquid paraffin dripped on them during candle filling. I thought the few extra coats would help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Reid View Post
    It is a little more involved than I was expecting for a candle stand. It looks like it will be very nice when it's finished Rennie.
    The ones we have now are just 14" oak disks with a closet pole screwed to it. Not very fancy and the really look bad next to my new altar . These will add some additional visual interest and match the other furniture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Good job Rennie!

    Why jobs that seem simple, they always turn out not so simple??
    I probably made it more complicated than it needs to be, but then, I owe the recipient big time. A little extra work was no problem.
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    That is very nice Rennie. With the other wonderful pieces you've done I'll bet it makes a great looking grouping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    That is very nice Rennie. With the other wonderful pieces you've done I'll bet it makes a great looking grouping.
    Thanks Glenn! Just think, only 10 more pieces and I'll be done!
    Communion table, 2 flower stands, 2 communion cup stands, missal, 2 altar candle stands, Pastor's bench, and a banner stand.
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    I don't think I have seen the rest Rennie but if this is any indication of what they look like I would sure like to see the shots of the final grouping!

    Great work!

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post
    I don't think I have seen the rest Rennie but if this is any indication of what they look like I would sure like to see the shots of the final grouping!

    Great work!

    DT
    Try this Don! http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=4462
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Thank you a LOT!

    Beautiful work Rennie!

    DT

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