Elm tea light holders

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Project by Mumbly posted 11-12-2017 08:38 PM 803 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m very new to working with wood and this is my first completed “project”. I have a metric shit ton of live edge sugar maple and elm slabs in my garage and have been playing around/adding tools to the garage.

These candle holders came about because I wanted to get an idea of what the grain of some dried on tree elm logs looked. I wanted to see if it was worth my $$ to get them sawn up. So I found some “firewood” from the same section, cut off about 6”, then cut it in “1/2” on the bandsaw. I cleaned up the cut with my sander, and decided “well shit, I’ve come this far”. I drilled out some 1-1/2 recesses, finished them in a clear satin.

I’ve been lurking for a couple weeks now, and my little starter project seems so small to other I see, but we all have to start somewhere. Hoping to keep making stuff for the lady friend so she’ll continue to support me.

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#1 posted 11-12-2017 11:29 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for posting. This is a great idea for odd sized pieces of wood – and easy and cheap gifts. Lady friend should like these because they can be dressed up with flowers or greenery as a nice centerpiece, or left alone for a more casual rustic look.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 07:19 PM

These tea light holders look so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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