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    Last year I was honored by Vectric when they featured a set of my candle holders in one of their newsletters. They stated that I had used a bit of an unconventional approach to the design so I thought they needed a bit of an overhaul. I redesigned them entirely by creating my own components and used 2-rail sweeps along with the wrap gadget in Aspire 10.5. They have 2 twisting spirals (double helix) that are separate from each other so they appear hollow in the middle. They're for my daughter's birthday later this month.
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    Last edited by SteveNelson46; 05-10-2021, 07:46 PM.
    Steve
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    Originally posted by SteveNelson46 View Post
    Last year I was honored by Vectric when they featured a set of my candle holders in one of their newsletters. They stated that I had used a bit of an unconventional approach to the design so I thought they needed a bit of an overhaul. I redesigned them entirely by creating my own components and used 2-rail sweeps along with the wrap gadget in Aspire 10.5. They have 2 twisting spirals (double helix) that are separate from each other so they appear hollow in the middle. They're for my daughter's birthday later this month.
    Nice work Steve, I looked into this many years ago at a rough level, I remember doing a 4 start twist.
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    • #3

      Beautifully done, Steve. I have always admired your candle stick work.
      I must give that try sometime.
      Joe Garber
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      • #4

        Thank you, Mick, Joe. I used Zebrawood thinking the contrasting light and dark areas would look good on the spirals. It does, but not as striking as anticipated.
        Last edited by SteveNelson46; 05-11-2021, 12:51 PM.
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        • #5

          That’s really awesome! What’s the carving time for each?
          Gary
          2018 Stinger II SR-44, 1.7kW Spindle, Performance Premium, Recoil, Gantry Lift, Cyclone
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          • #6

            Originally posted by DVE2000 View Post
            That’s really awesome! What’s the carving time for each?
            About 6 hours for the spirals and about 1 hour for the base. I used a rough and finish toolpath for the spirals and a moulding toolpath on the base. The base has a larger pocket for the base of the spirals and a smaller 1/2" hole for the post on the end. After gluing I used a small brass screw from the bottom. I don't think they will come apart any time soon.

            If anyone would like the files I'd be happy to share them.
            Last edited by SteveNelson46; 05-11-2021, 01:22 PM.
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            • #7

              Originally posted by SteveNelson46 View Post
              About 6 hours for the spirals and about 1 hour for the base. I used a rough and finish toolpath for the spirals and a moulding toolpath on the base. The base has a larger pocket for the base of the spirals and a smaller 1/2" hole for the post on the end. After gluing I used a small brass screw from the bottom. I don't think they will come apart any time soon.

              If anyone would like the files I'd be happy to share them.
              If you’re offering, I’m accepting! Thank you very much, Steve.
              Joe Garber
              Retired, Hobbyist
              Stinger 1 SR24
              FTC
              Laser Pointer
              HSD 1.7kw Spindle
              Indexing Lathe
              WinCNC, Aspire 10.5, PhotoCarve
              Storm Vacuum
              drummerjg@icloud.com


              How to count to 10 in Windows:
              1,2,3,95,NT,2000,XP,Vista,7,8,10

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              • #8

                Here is a Google Drive link to the files. Use them as you wish.

                https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhg...ew?usp=sharing
                Steve
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                • #9

                  Thank you for offering to share! I am receiving a google error when trying the link though. Says “Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.

                  Make sure that you have the correct URL and the file exists.”
                  Alex Zoghlin
                  Stinger II 1hp spindle, 4x4
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                  • #10

                    I had a disk crash a while back and, after restoring, some of the links were changed. Try this one.

                    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iKF...ew?usp=sharing
                    Steve
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                    • #11

                      Steve, bless you for sharing those files. Those candle holders are on my honey do list and I was going to create them myself but you have made it much easier. Much appreciated my friend.
                      Keith Hyde, Winchester, VA
                      2016 Stinger 1, 1.7KW HF Spindle HSD
                      Performance Package Pro, Vac, lathe, Aspire 10
                      Former Marine and retired Seabee Master Chief.
                      Furniture is my hobby not my vocation.
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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by keithrhyde View Post
                        Steve, bless you for sharing those files. Those candle holders are on my honey do list and I was going to create them myself but you have made it much easier. Much appreciated my friend.
                        My pleasure.
                        Steve
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