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Rustic Log Candle Stand This candle stand is quite unique, with the base appearing rather natural and rugged, seemingly untouched, while the top is a smooth, turned surface.The contrast between the tree's rugged shape and its cleanly cut design is heightened with the three off-set candle holders.
One could hardly look at this piece without wondering how on earth it was done.The candlestand is turned from a piece of 5" x 13" juniper log.Working with Juniper is a pleasure because of the lovely scent it gives off.
The process of turning this candlestand is simple.Split the log into three pieces, turn each piece, and then re-assemble.Before splitting the log, use a pencil to mark the line at which the turning will start on each piece.
• Bandsaw out the three pieces.I chose to make each piece a different length.• Using a drill press, drill a candle hole in each piece.I drilled the centers of each piece slightly offset in different directions.
The drilled holes will serve as one center end when mounted on the lathe.• Start by turning the longest piece first.Begin your cut at the pencil line by making a pummel (a transition from the...