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Project by Greg3G posted 12-08-2008 04:29 AM 3365 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week was stressful at my day job and this week looks like its going to be twice as bad, so being the good LJ I headed out to the shop. I have been trying to think of what I can do with some Walnut I picked up on TN the last time I was out there. I was given some Walnut and Cherry from my brother and our friend Pyromedic (Bubba). A candle holder has been bouncing around in my head for a few days and when I cleaned up a few days. After I ran a few board from the planer, I just started cutting an this is what I came up with. It only has one coat of Oil/Poly blend.

Here are a few extra pictures of it lit.


-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 04:45 AM

Looks cool! Simple and elegant and unique.

Anyone want to give me some walnut?

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 04:49 AM

Nice votive holder looks good.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 05:03 AM

I love the idea I

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 05:05 AM

Very nice Greg. You going to go to the Timonium woodshow in Baltimore first week in Jan?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 05:09 AM

Thanks all.

Karson, I think I will. There are a couple of small things I’ll probably pick up. Nothing big this year, I don’t have any more room. I would have to clean before I get anything else in :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#6 posted 12-08-2008 05:10 AM

I said if before and I state it again. You guys are too good for me. I guess I will stay with building things with pasta. At least I can eat what doesn’t come out good. Fine job there me lad.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#7 posted 12-08-2008 05:15 AM

bad day at the office….great day in the shop, nice job greg

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#8 posted 12-08-2008 05:31 AM

Maybe well see you there.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 06:10 AM

Love it, it looks like the boards are like floating or something!

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 07:32 AM

Very nice job : ) Added to my favorites and if I wasn’t so busy I would certainly steal your idea for Christmas gifts…LOL thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 08:35 AM

yes, the last pictures do make it look like it is floating!

simple but effective :)

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#12 posted 12-08-2008 02:00 PM

I really like the simple elegance of this piece. Good job.

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#13 posted 12-08-2008 02:54 PM

Very nice, I might just have to whip one of these out for my sister for Christmas. Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#14 posted 12-08-2008 08:01 PM

SWEET. great design and yes that wood sure does look purdy

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 12-10-2008 04:16 AM

Looks great Greg. I am glad to finally see a finished product from that wood mine is still in the finisning stage. Just make sure to double check the moisture in the boards I have had some panels cup on me from the wood still being to moist on glue up. Looks like I will be purchasing a meter before to long.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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