Lots of Different Woods

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 05-03-2010 10:09 PM 1844 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting my router table built I started working on a series of candle holders, all with (roughly) the same dimensions and profile. Here are some samples featuring Yellow Heart, Black Walnut, Spalted Pecan, Curly Maple, Purple Heart and Red Oak in various combinations.

These parts are all laminated together, trimmed on the table saw during that process, profiled on the router table, sanded, then finished with three coats of tung oil and three coats of satin poly.

Also, you can see some of these items for sale at Etsy:

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 05:26 PM

These turned out nice. Love the curly maple. Good luck with the sales.

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 06:36 PM

Thanks! I haven’t had time to make a sale with any of them yet, but I was asked a few days back how much it would cost to build 20 pairs for a shop in… I dunno, Houston or Austin. Somewhere here in Texas. The interest level is rising.

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 04:08 AM

Beautiful work. How is the color stability of the yellowheart? I’ve been very disappointed with padauk and purple heart.

TYhank you.


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#4 posted 03-04-2011 04:21 PM

Wow… LJ isn’t notifying me when I have comments, so I missed this one by just a few weeks. Sorry.

I’ve had no trouble with the yellowheart or purpleheart, but I don’t leave these things sitting in the sunlight, either. Keeping them in lower light areas will extend the color but, ultimately, UV is going to change the color of just about any wood.

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