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Project by AaronK posted 05-10-2016 11:52 AM 1470 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as an 8th year anniversary gift for my wife. Year 8 gifts are bronze (traditional) or pottery (modern). I decided to combine both of them – the metal parts are bronze, and the candle holder itself is pottery, glazed with an aged bronze color. The wood is some old reclaimed mahogany that I have used for some other projects. Finish is a BLO/poly blend, applied very lightly.

The overall design is based on a MaFe design, although i adapted some parts a bit. Thanks, Mads, for a really great blog series on this, it helped a lot! I added some splines on the short grain edges, just to make sure things stay intact over time.

The candle holder itself is from Hillcraft Designs, and is beautiful.

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 03:21 PM

I like that a lot!

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 03:31 PM

Aaron, this is a beautiful lantern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 11:42 PM

Great looking lantern, Aaron! I’m sure your wife loves it!

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 09:02 AM

Beautiful Lantern Aaron!!!!! I like them as well. Here is one we recently did for the magizine, Not a nice as yours though!!!!

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