Wood Turning and other wood matters

Life as a woodturner can be fun and hard work. I always say that wood turners don't make mistakes they have design opportunities. Well sometimes. This blog will perhaps give some insight to the ups and downs.It will be fed by both me (Pete) and my partner & wife Mo who collaborates and acts as quality control. Hope you find it interesting and perhaps a little amusing

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As a woodturner I try to make things as well as I can and as a skinflint I also try and make them as economically as possible. One of the things I like to do is use and adapt items that often get thrown out or broken. This is a good example. The globes and funnels from old oil lamps are often just thrown out but when I can get them I use them to make candle and t light holders. This one is in cedar and can hold either a 1 /2" dia. candle or a standard t light. The base is cedar and as with all my t light and candle holders has a metal insert to take the wax.

 

cedar candle pillar 4  cedar candle pillar 3

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