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Project by pressjockey posted 09-27-2016 12:49 AM 9706 views 33 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are heart shaped tea light candle holders made from reclaimed wood. The dark wood is walnut given to me by my sister-in-laws father and the blonde wood is from pallets. Not sure what type of wood but I know it is not pine. It is much harder than pine and has nice grain. They are 8 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 2 1/4”. Finish is 5 coats of wipe on poly.

Stay tuned. I’m making small flower vases with the heart shape that was cut out of the middle. I’ll post those as soon as they are done.

-- Pete, Whitehall, PA





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MrStyle

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#1 posted 09-27-2016 02:08 AM

very nice, I like the lines and curves. Well done.

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Betsy

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#2 posted 09-27-2016 03:23 AM

These are very nice. I agree with MrStyle – the lines and curves are terrific.

I do think that I would have made the candles sit in a little lower.

Regardless of the candle height these are very nice and I believe whoever may receive them will enjoy having them.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Halc

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 01:06 PM

These are very nice – looks like a good way to use scraps, too.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 02:21 PM

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........................JIM

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

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 03:01 PM

The blonde wood looks like soft maple, you will get red streaks in it sometimes. Could also be birch. Either way it contrast nicely with the walnut.

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#6 posted 09-27-2016 03:42 PM

Pete, these are very creative and you’ve done a very nice job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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calisdad

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#7 posted 09-27-2016 03:53 PM

Cool. You just inspired 1000 Christmas presents. :-)

-- Groveland, CA.

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JKMDETAIL

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#8 posted 09-27-2016 05:02 PM

Great Idea. Like said before Christmas Time is coming

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Ivan

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#9 posted 09-27-2016 05:05 PM

Beautiful and unique shape. I like all those wood combinations. Great potential gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 09-27-2016 05:47 PM

Very nice. Thanks for posting several months before Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
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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#11 posted 09-27-2016 11:03 PM

nice design

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SteveGaskins

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#12 posted 09-28-2016 12:54 AM

I love the curves, too. Nicely done.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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irtamos

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#13 posted 09-28-2016 08:11 AM

Great design.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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