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    Default A pair in a 'twisted' kind of way

    Thanks smiife, you really made me push the limits

    Sanded and opposite twist. They could still use a bit more sanding yet. With 3 previous rush attempts (now total of 5 twisted sticks) I finally have something I am happy to put on show.

    this is the first one I started at 11



    Then I started the second one and they kind of match. I rushed the second one and there are a few bits that could be better.



    The reverse twist of the first one was definitely harder


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    Default in a twist

    Hi dave,
    Looking good mate,,,,,,, er did i mention you need a bit of detail
    Top and bottom, couple of little beads a bit of a cup for the
    Candle etc , and then narrow down where the spiral bit is,
    thats the just the way I do it anyways
    You are very persistant arn, t you, and do it the way you
    want too, creating a pair to your specs and design is great
    keep up the good work mate,,,
    Cheers smiife

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    I will do something else to these, have not decided yet what, the jury is still out.

    Will update when I have decided


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    Looking good so far still lots of sanding to do

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    I hate sanding ... any easy ways?

    Ok no easy way ... what are the options?


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    I'd say you have really come a long ways since the last two attempts you showed. Looking very good. Unless you can afford to invest in a little sander like shown in other posts I do not know an easier way of sanding one. That is why I have only made one! I'd get some cloth backed sanding paper and start at about 80 grit and work up through the ranks. Not a real pleasant task, in my opinion. But when done you have something with a big WOW factor.

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    guess todays job ....


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    Is this better, a little sanding has been done.

    Aside from the fact there are no beads and coves would the general concesus be a pass on the spirals or do I need more sanding?




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    From here the sanding looks good. Remount them on the lathe don't put too much pressure on them make a couple of beads equal distance from the spiral and part off just below/above the beads forming a tenon top and bottom as you do. Then turn a base and cap to fit onto the tenons fit a brass candle holder the larger type and then you have 1 Pair of candle sticks

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    well I kept going and made a two prong twist and a 3 prong twist.

    Dont know if to post the pic here or start a new thread for opinions on the overall design (not so much the finish or lack there of




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    All three look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
    I hate sanding ... any easy ways?

    Ok no easy way ... what are the options?
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    Get someone else to sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christos View Post
    Get someone else to sand.
    are you volunteering


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
    are you volunteering

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    I'll let you know.

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    I lengthened the 2 prong one



    I think that looks better now


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