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Taper Candlesticks Pair - Bocote & Pewter

$220.00

Taper Candlesticks Pair – Bocote & Pewter

$220.00

Taper Candlesticks – Bocote & Pewter

These candlesticks have an elegant presence on the dining room table during any special occasion dinner. I design and make the entire candlestick. I spin the hardware – candle cup and base – from lead free pewter. The stem of the candlestick is made from bocote, an exotic wood, that is imported from Mexico.

I purchased this and all my exotic wood from an exotic wood dealer who focuses on responsible sustainable forestry practices. Standard 3/4″ tapers fit well in the pewter spun candle cup. The candle cup starts out as a round flat disc and changes shape while I metal spin it on my lathe.

I taught myself metal spinning, (along with the help of great metal spinning authors like Paul Wiley, Terry Tynan and a great metal spinning demonstrator: Peter Lovallo) because I was not pleased with the candle hardware that was available to woodturners.

Metal spinning is an exhilarating process of forming metal over a mandrel (the wooden form) while the metal disc spins on the lathe. I apply a blunt steel tool called a combination tool against the spinning metal and along with just the right amount of pressure and leverage the metal seamlessly flows over the wooden form that I designed and turned. I spin pewter and copper for my hardware and while spinning it, it feels like a gelatinous, fluid material similar to that of clay on a potters wheel.  It’s intoxicating to be able to control and place this fluid-like metal onto a form I cut and design.  Metal spinning adds another unique element to my work and I can truly call it my own.

I have also authored a DVD on Metal spinning titled: Making Candlesticks Seeing the Curves to teach others the basics of metal spinning along with good design principles. You can see me metalspin these candle cups on the trailer of my DVD:  Making Candlesticks

  • Features include:
  • Bocote Wood Stems
  • Hand-Spun Pewter Cup & Base
  • Fits Standard 3/4″ Tapers
  • Candlestick Dimensions: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″
  • Purchased as a Pair

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Taper Candlesticks – Bocote & Pewter

These candlesticks have an elegant presence on the dining room table during any special occasion dinner. I design and make the entire candlestick. I spin the hardware – candle cup and base – from lead free pewter. The stem of the candlestick is made from bocote, an exotic wood, that is imported from Mexico.

I purchased this and all my exotic wood from an exotic wood dealer who focuses on responsible sustainable forestry practices. Standard 3/4″ tapers fit well in the pewter spun candle cup. The candle cup starts out as a round flat disc and changes shape while I metal spin it on my lathe.

I taught myself metal spinning, (along with the help of great metal spinning authors like Paul Wiley, Terry Tynan and a great metal spinning demonstrator: Peter Lovallo) because I was not pleased with the candle hardware that was available to woodturners.

Metal spinning is an exhilarating process of forming metal over a mandrel (the wooden form) while the metal disc spins on the lathe. I apply a blunt steel tool called a combination tool against the spinning metal and along with just the right amount of pressure and leverage the metal seamlessly flows over the wooden form that I designed and turned. I spin pewter and copper for my hardware and while spinning it, it feels like a gelatinous, fluid material similar to that of clay on a potters wheel.  It’s intoxicating to be able to control and place this fluid-like metal onto a form I cut and design.  Metal spinning adds another unique element to my work and I can truly call it my own.

I have also authored a DVD on Metal spinning titled: Making Candlesticks Seeing the Curves to teach others the basics of metal spinning along with good design principles. You can see me metalspin these candle cups on the trailer of my DVD:  Making Candlesticks

  • Features include:
  • Bocote Wood Stems
  • Hand-Spun Pewter Cup & Base
  • Fits Standard 3/4″ Tapers
  • Candlestick Dimensions: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″
  • Purchased as a Pair

 

 

Additional information

Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 6.5 × 8.25 × 3.25 in

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