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    Tea light holder

    Saw this on Facebook, I think itís a great piece and would love to have a go. Anyone know if there is a tutorial or instructions anywhere on how to make one?


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    Balance would seem important it has it in spades.

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    Two things I think will be difficult:

    1. Balance
    2. The 2 rods joining the cones


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    I started to reply last night then the internet blew up and so did my reply, in my frustration I closed the computer!!

    The top of the main spire looks to be 15-20 degrees and the whole looks like its following the golden rule of 1:1.68
    The tealight holder look like an equilateral triangle of 30-35 degrees thus the others are 75-72.5 the height of the tealight holder appears to be following the golden rule so you should be able to calculate it. The thicknes of the tealight holder sides appear to be 50% of the tealight diameter.

    Thus if you make the main spire at 20 degrees and cut an angle on the band saw to give an obtuse angle of about 120 at the foot, you can work out the balance initially by using masking tape to put the 2 triangles together and trying the balance then drill for 2 4mm dowels (which you make and ensure that they are drilled under the tealight mortise.) For the parallel dowels once you have the balance right , measure the angles from the table to the side of the tall spires acute angle and drill that into the spire and then you should be able to calculate the angle to the tealight holder as you hold its side parallel.

    The tealight mortise should be at least 1 mm all round the metal holder since they do get very hot and out of preference I would also insert a glass holder as well to avoid scorching and burning. Dont forget to do the balancing with tealight and holder in the mortise.

    The wood looks like Wenge; use a dense wood like wenge or Beech etc

    Does that help?

    Best of luck with it
    Last edited by Pierre; 30-05-20 at 15:34. Reason: forgot a bit
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    Great response Pierre

    Probably should have read it before I had a go, see below!

    Fairly pleased with mine, although I didnít get the rods horizontal, and the tall cone isnít as tall as the one above. And no maths involved either, just trial and error (and a bit of swearing!)



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    There is nobbut wrong with that you could have firkled the golden rule a bit but I do have to say as an unmeasured copy its not 3 bad!!
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    At least the tealight is level which I suppose is the most important bit, try it again and when you get it right 3 times in a row start selling them on Ebay at 80£ each you'll make a bomb
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    That looks great Rob.

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    Well done Rob, it looks very good.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    I like it. Well done Rob.

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