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  • Writer's pictureBob Wolfe

Candle Stick and Milk Paint Class

Saturday March 11, 2023, we had a workshop at Rick Stone's shop. The topic was embellishing wood using various techniques to cause a relief in the wood that was filled with layers of milk paint then sanded, burnished and finished to enhance the effect.

We started by turning a spindle from polar or cottonwood. We then used several texturing techniques on the spindles such as wire brush, knurling, screwdriver with a hammer, and more. We added multi coats of milk paint, sanded, and steel wooled the painting. Then applied wax or other finishing topcoat,

This was completed before noon (see photo below).

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Afternoon Candle Stick Project

After lunch was the candle stick project. We applied all the learned techniques from the morning to make our candle stick.

Above - Top row left to right: Masanori Igarashi, Mark Manning, and Sam Dawson,

Bottom row right to left: Ken Burnette and Mark Baxter.

Below are members hard at work!


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