Project 10: Done! and Lessons Learned

March 11, 2011

Completed candlesticks

I made these! This was one of the more satisfying projects I’ve done so far. But yikes, I didn’t notice until I was editing this photo just how crooked the base of the tall candlestick is. Oh well, I’ll just turn that part to the back.

Lessons learned:
– Slow and steady wins the race. When I am tired and trying to rush I make mistakes. Last night I cut myself, left a bunch of imperfections in the final candlestick, and drilled a hole right through to the outside of another one. All stupid mistakes I wouldn’t have made if I allowed myself more time.
– Woodturning is fun! I’m definitely going to do it again soon. Everyone on my list might be getting handmade candlesticks for Christmas this year.
– I am not allergic to maple. Whew.

I’m taking another class this weekend to prepare for next week’s project. I hope you’ll come back to check it out!


  1. Wow, they really look great. Way to go!

  2. This looks like so much fun! Combining this with wood burning seems like something I’d like to try. (I already have the wood burning tool, but I’ve only tried with store bought wood plaques.)

  3. those are great!

  4. Amber, these really did “turn” out great 🙂 I’ll have to try this project some time.

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