Couple candle holders

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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 04-28-2014 10:04 PM 2608 views 13 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to make a couple tea light candle holders, made the stripped one and decided to make one that was different. Still being new to woodworking i had never worked with dowels before but figured I’d give it a shot. Used 3 different size walnut dowels and just started putting holes in a piece of maple i had cut for a regular looking candle. Glued them in and cut them off and sanded them flush, finished it with wipe on poly hoping it wouldn’t blotch like when i used danish oil on one, still got to figure out what to do about that. Came out pretty good and different i think. The other is just maple and walnut pieces cut to a half inch and glued together. I had intended on cutting the end at a 45 and gluing the mitered ends together but i messed up on the angles on the first cut so i just had to improvise without ruining the whole thing.

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 11:38 PM


First of all, nice work! Secondly, if you are dealing with issues of blotching, look up (google) Charles Niel’s Blotch control. That should help.

You should find several youtube videos (some by Charles himself) explaining the use of the product.

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 11:38 PM

Nice work looks great !

I wonder what the fiancé/wife will say when she goes to start her car only to find the cylinder head is missing !! (joke)

-- Regards Rob

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