Fanning Candle Holder-Newly Added Pictures

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Project by Durnik150 posted 05-05-2009 03:16 AM 2182 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was perusing a woodworking book and found a simple little design for a fanning candle holder. I had several pieces of scrap that would be perfect for the design. I grabbed some maple, some purpleheart, some padauk, and some bloodwood.

The design and layout are the hardest parts of this project. I apologize that the picture is not a closer view.

The arms of the holder can be pivoted on the dowel anchoring the end. I prefer the fanning formation shown but you can sprawl them out in any manner you see fit. Later on I started inserting brass ferrules in the holes to add a little barrier between the wood and the wax.

Folded down this piece is 3/4” deep, 8” wide, and 3 1/2” tall. Fanned out it takes the dimensions you want it to. I finished with several coats of oil. Oil + candle holder. I’m not sure that was such a good idea.

While selling these I was approached by a customer about making a Menorah. That resulted in the Menorah I have shown in a different project.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 05-05-2009 04:30 PM

neat project looks good


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#2 posted 05-05-2009 11:44 PM

i like the maple, the grain looks good, i made some of these a while ago, its a fun quick project

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 07:42 PM

That’s excellent! Great use of space, and the finish looks great! I might have to try something like this.


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#4 posted 08-10-2009 05:52 AM

I love, Love, Love this project. I have tried to make something similar but things didn’t turn out right. I was new to scrolling then. I think I am ready to try again. Thanks for sharing. Great Work!!!!!

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