North East Chapter – Irish Woodturners Guild

 April 2014

 

 

Although the humble candle has been around for over 5,000 years, Charlie Ryan, Dublin Chapter, showed us how to turn a three armed balancing candelabra which was designed to the same working principle as a weighing scales balance.  Timbers required for this project incorporated:- 1 x 10” central candle holder:  2 x 8.25” side candle holders:  1 supporting base 6” x 2”:  2 cross supporting spindles x 6”:  3 pivoting rings x 1.75” deep:  6 pivoting pins.  Poplar timber was used throughout. 

 

tn_Charlie Ryan assembling his balancing candelabra

Charlie Ryan assembling his balancing candelabra

 

Initial marking out of timbers was completed using ‘one of a kind’ marking gauge which incorporated a pencil rather than a marking spike.  Mount central candle holder between centers and pre-drill 2 holes at 56mm from the top – for 2 pivoting pins.  Bring the spindle to round before reverse chucking into chuck to drill top to hold brass candle holder cup.  Create a pivoting ball around the 2 pre-drilled holes and continue to shape spindle with a spigot to fit into supporting base.  Cut the 3 pivoting rings and drill 4 x10mm in central ring – 2 for pivoting pins, and 2 for cross supporting spindles.  The other two rings will have 3 x 10mm holes – 1 for cross supporting spindle, and 2 for pivoting pins.  Shape the side holders to match the central spindle with provision for night lights.  The assembled project was presented to our newest member, Imelda Connolly.  Thanks Charlie for an intriguing demonstration. 

 

Also, thanks to Charlie for providing critique on the following exhibits:-

 

tn_Set of measuring cups – Cecil Barron.

Set of measuring cups – Cecil Barron.

 

tn_Cherry 12 sided polygone – Kevin Milton

tn_Cherry 12 sided polygone – Kevin Milton

 

tn_10inch Spalted Ash bowl – Noel Byrne.

10inch Spalted Ash bowl – Noel Byrne.

 

tn_7inch Yew bowl John Conneff.

7inch Yew bowl  John Conneff.

 

tn_Pitch Pine Goblet – Tony Twaites

Pitch Pine Goblet – Tony Twaites

 

tn_15inch Ash platter – Noel Byrne.

15inch Ash platter – Noel Byrne.

 

tn_Set of Yew bowls – Patrick McKevett.

Set of Yew bowls – Patrick McKevett.

 

tn_Decorated bowl – Gene McConnell.

Decorated bowl – Gene McConnell.

 

tn_14inch Ash bowl – Cecil Barron.

14inch Ash bowl – Cecil Barron.

 

tn_Laburnum vase – John Conneff

Laburnum vase – John Conneff

 

tn_Square Ash box – Richard Coyle.

Square Ash box – Richard Coyle.

 

tn_Oak box – Bob Dier

Oak box – Bob Dier

 

tn_Walnut_Iroko 3 legged Art – Gerard Corrigan

Walnut_Iroko 3 legged Art – Gerard Corrigan

 

tn_Lathe Steady – Bob Dier.

Lathe Steady – Bob Dier.