I have just started to turn holders,and I am wondering how big should the bottom be to the top?Should the bottom be say 3" round and the top be 1 1/2" round or what?Maybe the same size?thanks for any help;Mack
Candle holders are a tricky bird, What I mean is I make them so that they have a votive holder or tea light holder that s made of glass. Some could be made to take confetti lamps ( small oil filled glass container with wicks ). Either way don't have it so that the candle can melt down on to the wood that might look nice but burning down the house not so much.
Check out some pix of work by Rude Osolnik -- you'll see he makes some with the base wider than the top, some with them the same diameter, and some with the top wider than the base. They all look great the way he made them.
Candle holder design is wide open and anything you want. I hopefully have an article on a segmented half ring candleholder I designed coming out in American Woodturner. I haven't heard when but it should be fairly soon.
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