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Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:40 pm
by SteveNelson46
Well, I finally got a chance to finish the candle holders. They were carved out of Myrtle wood using the Carvewright Rotary Jig and have tapered opposing twists. The patterns were created using Aspire 8.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:15 pm
by garylmast
I liked how they turned out. Nice job.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:41 pm
by mtylerfl
Beautiful work, Steve! Great use of the Aspire software and CarveWright rotary jig!

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:04 pm
by Bmr1
Very Nice!

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:33 pm
by Creation in Wood
Very nice Rope Twist.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:02 am
by martin54
They look great, kind of makes me wish I had a 4th axis but unfortunately that's never going to happen with my machine unless it undergoes some major surgery :lol:

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:51 pm
by Jane Ndungu
Hello Vectric family,
this Candle Holders look really very exquisite. I have a Chinese rotary and i have tried using it but its not even rounding a piece of material. Is it that it is not compatible with Aspire or it it something that i need to do?

Kindly Help, would love to do this kind of projects.

Many thanks and really appreciate for any help and Idea.

Kind regards

Jane

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:17 pm
by gdb
Nice Job. Keep up the good work.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:29 am
by martin54
Jane Ndungu wrote:Hello Vectric family,
this Candle Holders look really very exquisite. I have a Chinese rotary and i have tried using it but its not even rounding a piece of material. Is it that it is not compatible with Aspire or it it something that i need to do?

Kindly Help, would love to do this kind of projects.

Many thanks and really appreciate for any help and Idea.

Kind regards

Jane


Jane you would be better starting a new post to ask your question rather than tag it onto someones gallery pictures, it's unlikely that your rotary axis is not compatible with Aspire, more likely you have it set up incorrectly or are not using the software correctly. Start a new post & I am sure someone will help.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:03 pm
by bravesoul
Jane,

I agree with Martin, when you do post in a new thread I will look for it and try to help, I have just finished setting up an indexer and had a few things that I needed help from the technical team from ShopBot.

Joe

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:53 am
by Jane Ndungu
Hello Vectric
Sorry about that. Thanks Martin54 & SteveNelson46 for your guidance.

Regards
Jane.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:26 am
by SteveNelson46
Jane Ndungu wrote:Hello Vectric family,
this Candle Holders look really very exquisite. I have a Chinese rotary and i have tried using it but its not even rounding a piece of material. Is it that it is not compatible with Aspire or it it something that i need to do?

Kindly Help, would love to do this kind of projects.

Many thanks and really appreciate for any help and Idea.

Kind regards

Jane


Jane,

Sorry for not responding sooner. I checked this thread for 3 or 4 days after I posted pictures of the candle holders and, other than a thank you, there wasn't much to respond to. When I discovered Vectric posted them in their newsletter I returned here to see if there were more responses.

The candle holder files are to large to post here but you can download them at the link listed below.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

Subsequently, I carved another set in Cherry. They really are tapered but the angle in the pictures doesn't show it very well.

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:51 am
by Jane Ndungu
Thanks for the files

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:34 pm
by PaulRowntree
Thank you very much for those files! I can only imagine that finishing the interior surfaces is painstaking work ... any tips other than be patient ?

Re: Candle Holders: A Twisted Pair

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 5:12 pm
by SteveNelson46
PaulRowntree wrote:Thank you very much for those files! I can only imagine that finishing the interior surfaces is painstaking work ... any tips other than be patient ?


Actually there is very little sanding and finishing if they are carved at the maximum quality setting. There is a 3/4" hole drilled all the way through from end to end on a 3" by 3" by 12" blank first. The most difficult part of the project is drilling a straight hole. It's hard to find blanks larger than 3" square so there isn't much wiggle room. Then a 2" plug is glued in each end so it can be mounted on the rotary jig or indexer. If your jig or indexer is large enough you could turn a jam chuck for both ends and then plug the holes after carving. Using this method a 3/4" hole doesn't have to be drilled in the top end for the candle. Just set the plug a little deeper.