After visiting the Portland Saturday Market, I was inspired to turn this winged tealight.
As I turned it, I was struck by the similarities between this winged bowl design and a natural edge turning. After all, except for dealing with the bark, the process is the same and the risks are the same.
In either case, I’m turning a lot of air with only intermittent contact with wood. This makes riding the bevel nearly impossible. The turning sequence is nearly identical to a natural edge except that this wood is already dry. In addition to the basics, I added a base turning and bored a hole for an LED light.
My winged square edge tealight is about 8 inches long, 3.5 inches wide, and 3 inches tall, finished with mineral oil and beeswax followed by buffing.
The LED light is battery operated and does not generate enough heat to be a safety hazard or fire risk.