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A Tech Directions Classic Hone Woodworking Skills with Candlestand Project By Walter L. Cox, Jr. T HE high-quality, well-de-signed candlestand shown here makes an excellent inexpensive project for junior and senior high students. It requires the use of sev-eral hand tools and machines and ef-fectively promotes the value of your program to principals, parents, other teachers, and students. You can modify assembly techniques to suit differing skill levels—for example, students can attach legs with dow-els or screws and can leave screws exposed or cover them with wooden buttons or plugs. Procedure 1. Select stock, referring to Fig. 1 and the bill of materials. Plane 1" rough stock to 7/8" thickness. 2. Glue top to size. Cut top on band saw to 12" dia. On wood lathe, turn top to 11-1/2" dia and cut design on edge. Cut 4" dia and 4-3/4" dia circles. 3. Lay out legs on cardboard using 1/2" squares. Cut cardboard leg tem-plate and use it to trace legs on 7/8" board. Cut the legs on the band saw. Sand the legs and cut the design on them using the wood shaper. 4. Select 2" stock and cut to length for pedestal. Make template for ped-estal and turn and sand on the wood lathe. 5. Glue 4" and 4-34" dia parts to This article first appeared in the February 1984 issue of this magazine. At that time, Walter L. Cox, Jr., was associate professor, industrial arts education, North Caro ina State Univer-sity, Raleigh. Fig. 1 Construction details Qty. 1 1 1 Mat’l Walnut Walnut Dowel Bill of Materials Dimensions Bd. ft. 1" = 6" = 52" 2" = 2" = 24" 1/4" = 36" 2.17 0.67 Part Approx. cost 7.60 2.37 .15 $10.12 Legs, top, 4" dia, 4-3/4" dia Pedestal Buttons to cover screws 26 tech directions X NOVEMBER 2013

Hone Woodworking Skills with Candlestand Project

Walter L. Cox

<br /> THE high-quality, well-designed candlestand shown here makes an excellent inexpensive project for junior and senior high students. It requires the use of several hand tools and machines and effectively promotes the value of your program to principals, parents, other teachers, and students. You can modify assembly techniques to suit differing skill levels—for example, students can attach legs with dowels or screws and can leave screws exposed or cover them with wooden buttons or plugs.<br /> <br /> Procedure<br /> 1. Select stock, referring to Fig. 1 and the bill of materials. Plane 1" rough stock to 7/8" thickness.<br /> 2. Glue top to size. Cut top on band saw to 12" dia. On wood lathe, turn top to 11-1/2" dia and cut design on edge. Cut 4" dia and 4-3/4" dia circles.<br /> 3. Lay out legs on cardboard using 1/2" squares. Cut cardboard leg template and use it to trace legs on 7/8" board. Cut the legs on the band saw. Sand the legs and cut the design on them using the wood shaper.<br /> 4. Select 2" stock and cut to length for pedestal. Make template for pedestal and turn and sand on the wood lathe.<br /> 5. Glue 4" and 4-34" dia parts to the pedestal. Layout and drill 1/4" holes in legs, pedestal, and 4-3/4" dia part. Cut 1/4" dowels for fastening legs to pedestal and 4-3/4" part.<br /> 6. Glue legs to pedestal and 4-3/4" dia part to candlestand. Glue top to 4" dia part. Apply finish.<br /> <br /> This article first appeared in the February 1984 issue of this magazine. At that time, Walter L. Cox, Jr., was associate professor, industrial arts education, North Caro ina State University, Raleigh.

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