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 Post subject: 8 bit inside out candlestick
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:37 pm 
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As some of you know, I'm always up for a challenge and earlier I had posted some photos of what called inside out turning. Too long to explain here, better to do a e=search on it if you haven't heard of it before.

Well, I have made a 4 section followed by a 3 section jobbie which turned out a lot better IMHO. But, I thought 'I wonder if it's possible to do an 8?' So armed with a lump of beach wood, about 8" long by 4" square I sawed it lengthwise in to 8 segmenta, like an orange, turned them inside out and glued them back together. Turned a waste like form inot it. Then split them back into the 8 bits and turned them back the original way. That gave me the same internal form as a 4 bit, so I rearranged them the right way out but in a different form and glued them back together again. This time as a permanent fixture.

Back onto the lathe and turned the outside to the shape I wanted, heart in mouth and ready to duck toot-sweet (as the French would say?) No bits flew off and it took the shape I wanted.

I wanted it to be a candle stick to take one of my 3" spherical candles so a curve was shaped in the top. I finished up with

Image8 bit inside out 2 by John, on Flickr

I didn't want the candle just to sit in the dip in the bare wood. I have some zinc drain piping left over from fitting some rain water tubs. The zinc is a nice silvery, shink, soft metal, so i wondered??? So I opened up a bit of it. It's only soft soldered, and cut about a 5" square

I turned a press for it

Image8 bit candle stick zinc 1 by John, on Flickr

Image8 bit candle stick zinc 2 by John, on Flickr

And employed my 6 tonne log splitter :D:D to put a bit of pressure on it, as you do? x_x

Image8 bit candle stick zinc 4 by John, on Flickr

And finished up with what looked like a folded silver handkerchief

Image8 bit candle stick zinc 5 by John, on Flickr

It fitted beautifully into the dip

Image8 bit inside out 3 by John, on Flickr

And the candle fitted as if it had been made for the job :-?

Image8 bit inside out 4 by John, on Flickr

I still have to give it a coat of herd wax oil and polish, but all in all, I like it and it is very different. The holes are alternate high/low as I turned the even segments upside down to get the effect I hoped for. That is why it isn't as good a join as I would have liked in places?

C'est la vie..

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 Post subject: Re: 8 bit inside out candlestick
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 pm 
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Jon, nice bit of work, but didnt the RAF teach you anything about tin bashing, with a pillow and a dolly, plus a few knocking sticks, you should have been able to make a nice cup for your candle stick to take the candle

EDIT : I suppose that you could try spinning the zinc, you have after all the male former already turned up

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 Post subject: Re: 8 bit inside out candlestick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 am 
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Once I saw the result of pressing it out I decided that I rather liked the idea of the floded hanky look, plus it was a LOT easier :-bd

As an aircraft eleky we didn't have to use very many knocking sticks and those we did had to be watchmakers calibrated 7 lb jobbies. Plus we were taught why bash it when you can press it :- Only the heavys bashed it, but they didn't know any better init :YMDEVIL: :YMDEVIL:

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 Post subject: Re: 8 bit inside out candlestick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:03 pm 
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:ymapplause: Just WOW - well done Jonzbob - excellent work


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 Post subject: Re: 8 bit inside out candlestick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Ta, but I'm not too sure how photos 4 and 5 are the same? 4 is supposed to be this one showing the log splitter com ça

Image8 bit candle stick zinc 3 by John, on Flickr

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