Still More Art from Scraps

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 05-28-2009 09:19 PM 1711 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last of the small pieces of ash and black walnut. I decided to make a thick candle holder that could be reversed. I laminated the ash to the black walnut, cut it to size, drilled out a stopped hole on each face, and finished it with some tung oil and four coats of satin polyurethane.

I had enough wood to get two candle holders like this. I’ll be selling them in Weatherford, Texas, this weekend (May 30, 2009) at First Monday Trade Days. If they don’t sell there I’ll probably have them for sale online soon.

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 10:42 PM

This is quite nice for a couple of pieces of scrap. I am about to make some candleholders thanks to your postings. I hope you don’t mind a suggestion…how about rounding over the edges to make them a little “softer” and more finished. Love the combination of woods.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 11:10 PM

Nice holder
I think Ellens sugestion is a good one.

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 11:30 PM

I agree. But I’m not willing to spend huge amounts of time on these little projects, so sometimes they don’t get an edge detail.

I’m building four candle holders right now that feature a chamfered edge all the way around. They are rectangular, have two short feet and hold two candles each. I should have them finished in time to take them to Weatherford Saturday.

My next big shop project will be an assembly table along the back wall. After that I’m building my router table in the right extension of my table saw. When the router table is done I can more easily and quickly add any sort of edge profile on pretty much any project I want.

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 02:19 AM

Good luck at the show. Hope you sell them all. They all look great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 02:18 AM

Just goes to show Jay, all those small leftovers have a good use.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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