Ratching Walnut Candle Stands

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Project by Alongiron posted 06-29-2015 11:42 AM 1146 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What can you make from some “scrap” pieces laying around in the shop. These beautiful candle stands. They are made from Walnut and finished with 3 coats of spayed on clear shellac and buffed out with a brown paper bag. A fun project and the brownie points don’t hurt either! Thanks for looking Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 12:17 PM

Awesome scrap wood project. I would never guess it wasn’t planed. Nice and elegant shape and details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 02:08 PM

WOW, Steve, those are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 08:45 PM

Steve, it looks like you had a lot of fun with the design and construction of these. Well done!

-- Art

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#5 posted 06-29-2015 09:05 PM

Beautiful! I hope there is enough weight in the base to keep them from tipping over on a full extension.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 03-12-2015 07:05 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments! They were fun to build and surprisingly sturdy! I messed around with different sized based from pine before deciding on this one.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 10:00 AM

Steve, Nice and unique design. I like it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 01:34 PM

For whatever reason I have always wanted to build something similar. I have no need for them nor a good spot to display them but just want to build them. Yours turned out exceptional. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 07-14-2015 05:19 AM

Very lovely use of so-called scrap. (See my Miniature Urn/Lidded Jar). Many scraps become toothpick holders. Check Rockbuster for another twist.

-- Mark

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