The metal spinning techniques mentioned above also work on brass so I can make the sconces for the church style candles above. Not visible in the picture is the spike that is pushed up the wick hole in the base. This is an important safety feature as without it I found a modest knock could topple the candle.
The spinning tools will also pull the metal out and down to form a flange so that I can make ordinary candle sconces. Early experiments revealed that without the metal lining a candle left to burn right down could use the edge of the wood hole like an inch diameter wick, with alarming results. While the wax burnt away rapidly leaving the wood to just smoulder, momentarily, the flame was four or five inches high! Don’t buy unlined wooden candlesticks!
Prices are not quoted here as each item is made to individually exploit the blank in hand and so priced on time taken rather than made to a price. As a guide however I rarely go above £10 or below £5 all inclusive of the candle.