Sunday, January 06, 2008

Multi-Axis Candlesticks

These candlesticks, which stand about 9" tall, were turned from poplar. In each, the end that became the top was variously centered on three different axes (as well as the center axis); the bottom end remained in the center axis. This technique results in an eccentric turning, because the different axes cause different parts of the turning blank to rotate more closely to the tool rest, and the portion cut shifts accordingly. In turning the first candlestick I followed a very helpful article in the most recent issue of the AAW magazine. All together I turned three similar candlesticks. (The third one - not pictured - was a door prize at the Badger Woodturners' holiday get together.)

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