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BP0096 Leaf Candle Cup


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BP0096 Leaf Candle Cup
by Jr Strasil aka irnsrgn



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The Leaf Candle cup is made from 3/4 inch schedule 40 pipe

This view shows the preparation of the pipe end. Using a bench top grinder with a cutting disk instead of the grinding wheel to cut 4 slots equally spaced in the end of the pipe 1 inch deep. Taper the slots to a blunt point and round off as shown. Do not try this on a hand held grinder.

A hand hacksaw will do a good job. Cut slowly and with a new blade installed.





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A small leaf tool that will be used to curve the leaves.




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A long necked, light weight hammer with one flat face and one rounded face for working the petals and bell on the candle cup.




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A light, long necked leaf hammer with one end crosspein and the other end straight pein used with the Y leaf tool.




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Place the hot end over the anvil point and tap the other end lightly to spread the leaves.

Be sure and plug the end of the pipe when you heat it. Otherwise it will act as a chimney and get "real" hot.




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Using the long necked hammer with the rounded face to bell the end of the pipe a little. Don't worry about the leaves at this point.




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Necking down the pipe an inch back from the leaf slots using 1/2 inch top and bottom fuller dies in a quillotine tool. Use a bright red heat for this operation. Neck down till the inside hole is less than 1/4 inch so that it can be drilled and tapped for a 1/4 inch thread.




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It should look like this at this point, file the sharp edges off the leaves at this time, to prevent injury to someone later.




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Using the leaf tool and the crosspein end of the leaf hammer to dish the leaf and curl it at the same time. use at least a red heat to do this operation.




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Final adjustment of the leaves on the horn of the anvil.




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Enhancing the leaves with a brass wire brush at a black heat.




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What the cup should look like now, and showing the difference between enhanced leaves and unenhanced leaves.




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The finished leaf candle cup with a fair amount of the pipe left on to give a transition to the drip pan.





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There are many variations of a candle cup that you can do, experiment on your own and see what you can come up with.



2 Comments

Nice little candle holder. Thanks for the tutorial.

what a great idea.

Well done.