This is a guide on how to make a metal candleholder
This is a guide on how to make a big metal candleholder.
I'm starting with my flatbar first. Use a metal ruler and a scribe and mark out however much flatbar you need.
Use the hacksaw to saw off the flatbar. Repeat however many times you need.
Once you've finished, use the file and file the edges until smooth.
Scroll the flatbar around the mould to the shape you want.
Use the scribe and mark 2cm from the end of the flatbar.
Use the ball pein hammer and centre punch to make a little hole to make it easier to drill.
Use the centre punch and ball pein hammer again to punch a hole in the middle of the flatbar.
To make legs, use the ball pein hammer to hammer the shape of the legs.
Drill a hole where you marked using the drill press, don't forget to wear safety glasses
You are now finished the flat bar, now onto the wax catcher.
Measure out a piece of sheet metal 7x7 using the metal ruler and scribe
Cut the sheet metal using the guillotine
Mark a cross into the metal so you can find the centre
Using the divider, mark a circle into the metal
Using the centre punch and ball pein hammer, punch a hole where the middle of the cross is
Use the tin snips and cut out the circle as well as you can
Secure the metal into the vice and file the metal so it has no sharp edges
Then, using a ball pein hammer and mould, hammer from the outside to the inside to make a curved shape
Then drill a hole in the centre of your dish
You then pop rivet your dishes onto your pieces and weld if needed
Then use sandpaper and sand your candleholder until it's smooth
You can then paint it or just leave it as is and use it whenever you want!
- Flat bar
- Sheet metal
- Ball pein hammer
- Wooden mallet
- Dish mould
- Scroll mould
- Drill press
- Tin snips
- Metal ruler
- Sanding paper
- Safety glasses
- Pop rivet gun
- Pop rivet
- Centre punch
- Drill bit