This striking candlestick consists of three boldly colored woods: the deep orange chakte viga, African blackwood, and the starkly white holly. It is hard to imagine that these are natural woods without any additional coloration. The twist is also special in that it combines a right and left hand deep V groove twist that produces a "pineapple" appearance. Made from 152 pieces of wood, the final piece measures: 19.5 in x 7 in, (49.5 cm x 17.8 cm)
This is the table that I made up that shows the color scheme for the 11 segmented layers of the crown. The right three columns lists the number segments of each color that I have to cut for each layer. I always keep these tables in a notebook in the shop in case I want to use the idea again.
Here are the pieces cut for the 11 segmented layers. The smallest three have been glued together already.
All 11 rings are glued together and have been run through the drum sander to make them of identical thickness. The layers are ready to be stacked and glued to make the crown. See if you can match the segments up with the color scheme in photo # 5!
These are the 24 staves that have been cut on the miter saw to form the base.
The staves have been glued together and a piece of chakte viga has been added to the top. A sandwich of chakte viga and blackwood forms the bottom piece.
The base has been turned and now you can appreciate the chakte viga/blackwood "sandwich".
Here is the crown with more pieces of chakte viga added on the top and bottom and mounted on the lathe.
This is the final shape of the crown.
The final piece. To purchase Jocelyn go to: Jocelyn