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Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:58 pm
by SteveNelson46
Last year I was honored by Vectric when they featured a set of my candle holders in one of their newsletters. They stated that I had used a bit of an unconventional approach to the design so I thought they needed a bit of an overhaul. I redesigned them entirely by creating my own components and used 2-rail sweeps along with the wrap gadget in Aspire 10.5. They have 2 twisting spirals (double helix) that are separate from each other so they appear hollow in the middle. They're for my daughter's birthday later this month.

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 3:21 am
by mtylerfl
These are wonderful, Steve! She will love them!

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 12:39 pm
by garylmast
That's a cool project Steve. Great job!

Gary

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 2:34 pm
by scotttarnor
Wow ! Nice work !

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 5:56 pm
by SteveNelson46
A big thank you to all. I used Zebrawood thinking the contrasting light and dark areas of the grain on the spirals would make an interesting visual effect. It did but, not as striking as anticipated. Using a rough and finish toolpath on the spirals it took about 6 hours for each to cut and about an hour for the base using a moulding toolpath. The base has a larger pocket for the base of the spirals and a smaller 1/2" hole for the post on the end. After gluing I used a small brass screw from the bottom. I don't think they will come apart any time soon.

If anyone would like the files I'd be happy to share them.

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 4:07 am
by Xxray
Funny, I almost thought that was my shop in the pic, have much the same setup.

Looks great and just about right, you don't want the zebra getting too wild with the grain and looking too busy.
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Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 4:47 pm
by SteveNelson46
Thanks Doug. I guess great minds think alike. Send me a PM if you want the files.

Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:40 pm
by SteveNelson46
I'm getting requests for the files so I might as well post the link.


Re: Double Helix Candle Holders

Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 11:38 pm
by Creation in Wood
Beautiful work Steve