This class will make a candlestick and base using offset turning techniques.

Skill Requirements: Beginners and Up


My father came out to visit from California in 2008 and we took a basic wood turning class at Woodcraft; we both were hooked on wood turning. I've since made or attempted to make as many different types of projects as possible including segmented boxes for Beads of Courage, lidded boxes and kitchen utensils. I love pushing my limits and learning new skills.

Making this candle holder is how I learned to use the skew and will show you how to make it with the skew and spindle gouge.

John Holderman, MBA, PMP

Recommended Tools List

  • Skew
  • Spindle gouge
  • Bowl gouge
  • 5/8” wrench *
  • 5/8” Forstner bit **
  • 7/8” Forstner bit ***
  • Jacobs Chuck **

* I’ll have one to share but if the participants want to make one for their own use they’ll need to bring one for me to show them how to grind it correctly.
** I’ll have one to use
*** I’ll prep all the candle holder blanks before the event