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Old 05-10-2021, 07:40 PM
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Default Double Helix Candle Holders

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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Old 05-11-2021, 12:08 AM
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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.
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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Old 05-11-2021, 08:38 AM
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Beautifully done, Steve. I have always admired your candle stick work.
I must give that try sometime.
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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.
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:54 PM
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Thatís really awesome! Whatís the carving time for each?
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:05 PM
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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.
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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 youíre offering, Iím accepting! Thank you very much, Steve.
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:31 PM
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Here is a Google Drive link to the files. Use them as you wish.

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