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Candle Tree by Astalo Candle Tree by Astalo
Tree shaped floor chandelier for ten tealight candles etc.

Height is about 93 cm and there is probably 70-80 single metal pieces, what i forged from 8-15 mm thick steel rods and 3 mm steel plates and then welded together for that tree shape.
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Writer
This is stunning work! I imagine this would be a beautiful way to light a room. Thank you for sharing this.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it and thanks also for the fave. :)
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Writer
You are most welcome - it was earned!
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Nomadum Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I like it. :) Beautiful.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave. :)
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Nomadum Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
You're welcome. :)
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Santario Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have this in my house your work is just fonominal.
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numanuma306 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, during a thunderstorm im sure thatd wld look really nice
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's also probably very dangerous object if tornado start to spin that pointy thing all over the room. :onfire:
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numanuma306 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XDD point taken
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morho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
great work!
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rodicafrunze Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
OOO...
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JohnnyScorpio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
which welding process did you use was done to make this? I assume that it was done using GMAW?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not really.. I use always my old trusty "Kemppi Mikeka 130" stick arc welder for things like this, but i also smooth all those welded spots and splatters with files, or hidden the joints some inconspicuous place, because i want very "clean finish" for all my products. (That's why it looks like some gas welded thing..)

If i have to start making objects also from very thin steel sheets, or making some car repairing works, I maybe buy some gas metal arc welding (MIG/MAG) machine, but now i have only this ancient stick arc welder what i get from my uncle in mid nineties and it's quite good for everything over 3 mm thick steels. (Very thin parts only melt away with my inverter stick welder =P)

In my school years i use also one TIG-welder and just love that thing, because it can weld so many different metals, but proper TIG-set is quite expensive compared to other arc welder machines at least in Finland..
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Operacynic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Nifty :D
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White-Wolf-JC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
very inspiring, and well made. I do hope to see more great work like this in the future.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments and also for the fave. I maybe make more similar things in the future. :)
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White-Wolf-JC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Sounds good, it is a nice creation, and well made.
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mintyy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
This beutiful artwork was featured in Keyword Discoveries #6 !

Thank You for creating it :love: !
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot.. There was very great looking collection of candle sticks and flames. :)
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
i like it so much!! i whish i had it! :drool:
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are not the only one. (That was my favourite work in this fall.)

Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :)
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
it's not a surprise :) i've read some other comments too, and i've seen that people really like this one :nod: :)
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Gep65 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That´s awesome...how much time did it take?...I think it wasn´t easy with all these pieces...:D
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it. Making take at least five 5-6 hour sessions. (My working days are usually quite short, because i have also so many other things to do..)

Most difficult/annoying part was the finishing work, because i almost hit my hand very many time for those twigs, when i try to remove some welding splatters between the branches with only some files and chisels. :roll:
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Gep65 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
sounds really hard...
but when you finally look on the finished object then it was worth it...;)...
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aampersand Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Really, really beautiful, I love it.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it and thanks also for the fave and watch. :)

You have also very interesting metal works in your gallery.
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feetpeet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
You have been featured in this article:

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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also for adding me to your watch-list. :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol.. Sorry about that wrong phrasing.
I just mix you with one different "activity message" etc.
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Pointy-Eared-Fiend Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Gorgeous! I want one!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very glad to hear it.
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LordWobbler Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful, a pair of such candle trees belongs by the sides of a throne or something.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments.
My tree chandelier is now quite small for place like that, but if it was maybe about 50 cm taller, it would look great with some noble hall surroundings, where the throne is typically located. (Or they can put maybe some small tables under the trees and proportions look instantly much better..)

And add finally some gilded acorns to the empty branches to make tree more royal looking. :P
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Stillschweigend Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Voin vain kuvitella kuinka upealta tuo näyttää palavien kynttilöiden kera.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mukava kuulla. Itsekin tykkäsin aika paljon lopputuloksesta, koska olen yleensä pitänyt kuvataiteessakin kaikista puita esittävistä maalauksista.

Jos kapine olisi tullut omaan käyttöön, niin olisin etsinyt jostakin vaikka punaisia 15-30 mm puukuulia ja kiinnittänyt niitä kaikkiin tyhjiin oksanhaaroihin, jotta kynttelikkö näyttäisi enemmän vaikka omenapuulta.
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