David J Paddison Cabinet Maker, Maker of fine contemporary & traditional bespoke furniture in Pulham Market, Norfolk, near Diss and Eye in Suffolk
This project is a Paschal Candlestick in memory of Paul Cattermole for New Buckenham Church in Norfolk. It is quite complicated and fiddley although I have simplified it from the architects original design.
The oak has been sawn and planed up and is now ready to be cut into segments.
Two pieces of the 2 inch thick pieces of wood have had a ½ inch groove cut down the middle of them to take a 3/8 inch diameter stainless steel bolt which runs through the length of the candlestick. The two boards have then been stuck together with P.U. adhesive being careful nut to get any in the groove.
The other pieces of wood of various thicknesses have been cut into segments and had biscuits fitted to form the octagonal discs which make up the plinth and capital of the candle stick.
The octagonal sections have now been moulded
The commemorative lettering has been carved by Gerald Adams who is based in Long Stratton.
I’ve planed the stem of the candlestick into an octagonal section on the surface planer and I’ve cut out and cleaned up the shield shapes which go around the middle. I have then angled
angled the edges and glued them to the stem up against the masking tape to keep them all level.
Here I’ve cut a shallow recess to fit the stem of the candlestick and it is now ready for assembly.
All the pieces have been glued and screwed together and the long bolt has been inserted down the middle and tightened. The bit of moulding around the top of the base has been applied and also around the join between the stem and the top section, this still has tape on it while the glue sets.
The finished article, it’s been oiled, limed with liming wax and given a polish with a neutral coloured wax polish. The stainless steel spike has been fitted and a stainless plate to catch the wax drips. Just needs a candle to complete it.
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