Unity Candle Stand part 1


I have been asked to make a candle stand for my daughters wedding. A unity candle stand.ย This is a great project and will mean a lot to me to make. They want a RUSTIC arbor to. That will be next weekend.

I have been wanting to try a few basket techniques and you will see those in the video. One is where you twist wires one way and then the opposite and they make a wonderful looking basket weave. The other is an old method of slicing a square bar along both sides and doing the same. I cheated on that one.

candle stand

Here is the lower half completed in an afternoon.

candle stand base

A noose knot made with aย  rosebud torch.

Forged basket

And the completed basket. Not bad for my first.ย I need to finish this weekend as the wedding is in a month.

I still have to make the top and figure that part out. This is the biggest project I have forged yet and has been a blast.

More to come. Please stay tuned. FYI summer is here and there are more choirs for me to do. My posts may be a bit more spread out. But thank you for looking at my page and come again.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

12 Responses to Unity Candle Stand part 1

  1. Boxcarmarty says:

    That was a lot of work to get here just for a ”nice job”

    • David Bardin says:

      You have no Idea.
      I had posted it. Linked Google+, Facebook, lumberjocks, pintrest, StumbleUpon and twitter to it. I had gotten on the phone with godaddy. NO HELP BY THE WAY! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Then I took it upon my self to fix the problem. I had to delete the post and recreate it as fast as I could. Reattach all that stuff. All while trying to help you. When I got it back to where it was supposed to be. I had to recreate my ftp connection, back up my sql data base and do a full back up. I need a cold one. All I wanted to do was post a few pictures and video for my friends. Wheeew!
      Thanks for your effort Marty. Just think this is what I do for a living. AHHHHHHHHH!

  2. Thomas Tieffenbacher/aka DocSavage45 says:

    Your back! Hmm how can I make this in wood? LOL!

  3. excellent as always Dave.

  4. roger says:

    Wow, superD. That is awesome! Like Ozzie said………..you my friend, ARE, Iron-Man… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. JL7 says:

    SuperDave….way cool. You tried 2 ways to make the basket and found one that worked…..it’s nice to see you posted the one that didn’t…….quite a learning process going on there…..and it’s paying off….the candle stand looks great and congrats to your daughter.

    Liked your confidence level at the beginning of the vid…..and you saw it thru….nice.


    • David Bardin says:

      Jeff I do like showing my fails. People can look and learn from what I did wrong. I learn a bit more each day. When I get a little spare money I intend on take lessons from Brian Brazeal. He teaches you to make a Hammer and cutoff in the morning side of the lessons. If you boughyt those alone they are worth the price of the coarse.
      Thank you Jeff!

  6. DIYaholic says:

    You’ve come a long way, in your forging journey. You are now getting requests for “Dave Originals”!!! I’m sure the unity candle stand will be well recieved and treasured. As proud as you are to make the stand, your daughter will be honored that you did!

    How do you like your new stick welder? I didn’t know you could weld sticks together??? ;^)

    • David Bardin says:

      Randy you make me ๐Ÿ˜‰ every post you make. Yes believe it or not. The metal stuff sells as fast as I can make it. My wood work doesn’t. I think that might be telling me something. Anyway, she hasn’t seen it yet. I hope she does. They will probably make me paint the damn thing white.
      Love the new welder. All the chop sticks are shaking in there shoes in fear that I might weld them together.
      Your a mess.

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