candle holder simple gift idea

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Project by eddy posted 11-27-2009 06:59 PM 3210 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

size is 12 in. long by 2 1/2 to 3 inches depending on what i had for scrap
thanks goes out to closetguy for the idea. i got a 12 pack of candles at wallmart for about 6 dollars
i don’t have a forstner bit this size so i used a hole saw 1 3/4 and sanded as needed for fit
beveled the sides at 10 deg. and cut the legs at 10 deg. funny as i went on line this morning i was Richard had made some a lot like these
looks like a lot of people will be getting candle holders for Christmas.
2 holders are maple and other hard wood scraps i had 1 is a piece of redwood i had with some sap wood that looked cool

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 07:11 PM

Some cool candle holders well done

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 07:30 PM

I like them, thanks for the great idea!

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 08:09 PM

Eddy, these are nice looking center pieces. And I am sure they will be well received as gifts. Varying the woods makes each one a unique gift.

Nice job.

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 08:19 PM

Those are so cool, what a great use of scraps.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 08:48 PM

Yep, what a good use of scraps. I think around here a lot of people will also get such gift for Christmas. The more I’ll make/give, the more space I’ll gain in the shop!

Great job and well done. Too bad you don’t have Forstner bits because hole saws involve a lot of sanding. Another way to bore the holes would be using a router, a template and guide bushings. No sanding required here. This is the way I’ll make mine.

Thanks for sharing your work/ideas.



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#6 posted 11-27-2009 10:24 PM

Way cool

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 11:24 PM

Great use of scraps !!! Very nice design : )

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 11:25 PM

Very cool. Thanks for the gift ideas.

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#9 posted 11-28-2009 02:41 AM

Sweet! Now these are worth copying!

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#10 posted 11-28-2009 02:58 AM

These look great. Are they the regualar size votives or the larger ones?

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#11 posted 11-28-2009 08:39 AM

Great candle holders. I am going to have to make some of these for gifts.

Fantastic use for scraps. Keep it up.


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#12 posted 11-28-2009 07:23 PM

You have it right allot of people getting these this year. I have 7 in my garage that are being worked on. Yours look awsome. I like the angles. Maybe i will use that 10 degree angle on mine some other time. I just went with simple lines.

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#13 posted 11-29-2009 07:21 AM

Another nice Christmas gift. I like the look of them.

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#14 posted 11-29-2009 04:58 PM

thanks for the compliments again not completly my design closetguy made comething like this awhile back
i have 4 more in that redwood in the shop now. funny what you can make from a fence post
kindredscents the candles are regualar sized

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#15 posted 02-09-2010 07:46 PM

simple design with great results… very nice candle holders…

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