My priest asked me to make some wooden candlesticks for the altar for lent. This is what I ended up with.
They're 16" tall and 6" diameter at the base. My usual wood store had 4x4 pieces of walnut, and I glued on some 5/4 at the bottom for a wider base. The glued on bits are remeniscent of cathedral arches, which I thought would be a nice touch. Nothin fancy for lent, you know!
Finished with 3 coats of satin lacquer and 1 coat of this wax.
Finally got some pics of the missal stand that I made that goes with the candlesticks. I wanted the stand to "match" the candlesticks, so I cut the angle high to leave a small flat part at the top of the turned stem.
Living in Huntsville, AL, you take your life in your hands when you start telling people about making a missal stand for church. I have to specify M I S S A L, NOT missile! :D