Multilayer candle holder #3

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Project by sskwoodcraft posted 06-21-2014 12:21 AM 1372 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys this is a candle holder I made. It is made out of oak, maple, walnut, and Birdseye maple. I did everything by myself. It may not sound like a big deal but I’m only 12 and I got into woodworking when I was 10. All my dad did was square up the boards after i glued them. Hope you like it.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#1 posted 06-21-2014 12:58 AM

12 years old? Congratulations and keep working safely. These skills will serve you well.
Nicely done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 01:59 AM

thank you very much sandra

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 02:15 AM

Simple doesn’t mean it isn’t elegant.
Look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Many of his designs appear simple but are amazingly elegant.
Keep up the good work.
And a shout out to your dad for helping.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 03:11 AM

Nice holder but I just wanted to address a word on safety since I was at one time a candle maker besides being a part time woodworker. Votive candles, like the one in your photo are meant to burn all the way down, not just down through the middle like a pillar candle is meant to burn and that is why the votive type candles should always be burned in a glass or metal cup.

I would suggest that you make another nice holder like this one but make the hole a little bigger so that you can put the votive in a glass votive holder and then put the holder and candle into the wood block. At the very least, you’re going to have a mess on your hands as the votive burns down, like in the picture, and at worst, it could be dangerous. Nice work kid, just trying to give you and dad a little tip on safety…....:). All the best…....................................G-Man

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 06:43 AM

I think you did a great job on your candle holder. Very colorful

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 06-21-2014 12:19 PM

First of all, WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!It is great to see young people getting into woodworking. You can enjoy this your whole life. I looked some of your projects, along with this one and you do some nice work.

You’ll find a lot of help here from all the LJ’s if you need it on a a project. Learn from our mistakes!!

garriv777 makes a good point on the candle and the mess it can make on your project. I made some candle holders and found the glass ones pretty cheap at the dollar store. I keep a few around for just that reason.

If I knew where on earth you lived,I have a 4” jointer you can have if you are near Grand Rapids, Mi.. I just put sharp knives in it, too. PM me if you want it and can pick it up??


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-21-2014 05:37 PM

thank you and my uncle suggested the same thing you guys about the metal or glass candle holder tank you for the feedback

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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