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Thread: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

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    Default Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

    Well, I finally got a chance to finish the candle holders. They were carved out of Myrtle wood using the Rotary Jig and have tapered opposing twists. Each one took 7.5 hours of carving time using the optimal setting and the 1/8" long carving bit.
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    Very nice carve and hope some day will have rotary jig but money of ours is to low ,,,Steve you do great work and thx in the past for the help
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    Great job on them, Steve. I also like the choice of using Myrtle wood. It gives them a great look ....
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    Those are very cool Steve. How did the ends of the carves go? Was there some flexing?

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    Steve, spectacular pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow those are beautiful. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergerud View Post
    Those are very cool Steve. How did the ends of the carves go? Was there some flexing?
    I made sure that there was minimal pressure on the sliding plate but there was still a little flexing. It was fairly easy to clean up using a detail sander and some hand sanding. I thought about reducing the center hole from 1" to 3/4" to make the flutes a little thicker but the bit extension that I had was too large in diameter. I also tried to eliminate the hole entirely but the flutes are tapered and the bit didn't go deep enough on the base end.

    I'm still having a little problem with the jig at the seam and I may need to send it back to LHR for repair or replacement. It's within hand sanding limits but still a PITA though. Especially in hard to reach areas and on hard or dense woods. Maybe I should test your version of the rotary jig and see if it helps. Myrtle is relatively soft so the cleanup this time was easy. It also has a weird smell. Kind of like mentholated Vicks.

    I ordered a couple of Honduran Rosewood blanks for the next set. They were $36.00 each so I sure hope nothing goes wrong.
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    Beautiful work.

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    Those are so cool ... I need a lot of upgrades for my machine, and a rotary jig ... Someday I'll hit the lottery ...
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    Very unique piece of work!

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