Candle Stands At Roy’s Place

This past weekend I taught the second Shaker candle stand class this year at The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, NC (forgot my camera on the first one!). I have done this class at other schools over the years but with electric lathes. At Roy’s we use a treadle lathe in keeping with the hand tool only spirit. I was apprehensive about this being I can hardly walk and chew chewing gum at the same time much less peddle and try to spindle turn. It it has worked out well with the meat powered lathe though.

Not sure what this was about.

The pattern we used is from a piece I measured in 2015 in the collection at Hancock Shaker Village.
Dave shaving his legs!
Stacey, master of the sliding dovetail.
Roy explaining the no phone policy while the peddle power, Kara and TJ were googling “how to electrify a Barnes #3”.

TJ in search of more perfect!

These little tables have been one of my favorite pieces for a long time. Teaching the accurate construction of one of the most recognizable Shaker artifacts makes me love them even more.

Many, many thanks to Roy Underhill for hosting and all the students for hard work and effort that makes these classes a success!

Will Myers

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