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"Suspended 3" - Candle Holder

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Project by KnickKnack posted 10-01-2010 04:25 PM 4299 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still working through the “suspended” idea – this occurred to me late one night – it was set to become an ashtray (you can never have too many ashtrays), but decided to make a candle holder instead.
I’m not sure where this variant might go, but I figured it was just a few scraps and didn’t take long and that it was worth a look. The last picture shows what it was like before I trimmed down the “feet” – that might have been interesting if I’d finished the feet properly before gluing it together, but I hadn’t.

Pine and plywood. Varnish.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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AaronK

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 04:59 PM

nice! I do think that something about the smaller pieces works better somehow. also, what is your reason for using ply legs on these guys?

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 06:11 PM

>> what is your reason for using ply legs on these guys?

Well – I want contrast between the legs and the top, so I need woods of 2 “colours”.
Where I live (in the rurals of Portugal) the choices are pine, oak, ash and beech. The wood man does have Mahogany (he says it’s mahogany – rumour is that it actually isn’t) , but he can’t, or won’t, tell me where it came from, so I can’t buy it. I have a certain amount of mahogany I’ve found on dumps, and in the “please take these offcuts” bin of the local DIY store, but not much – I used a bit from a drawer on “Suspended 2” – table, since that took serious wood and serious work and it deserved it.
I do look at the wonderful projects posted with burl this, and spalted that, and pupleheart (which I always thought was a drug) etc etc and get jealous. But then I settle into the constraints imposed upon me – limited choice of wood, limited choice of board size (basically 1 inch), limited choice of tools (has to be cheap, and almost certainly no spare parts – all the DIY shops sell band saws, but not a single one of them sells bandsaw blades!)

So – I end up with using the ply, which came from the interior of a LandRover we fitted out about 15 years ago, but had to sell – sob sob.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 06:33 PM

gotcha. nothing against ply mind you – or end grain – both can be made to look quite nice. also, although thin they will of course be structurally stable.

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 06:53 PM

Nice work

This is another good idea of suspended wood

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 07:26 PM

Nice little design. I’m really enjoying this suspended series of your’s.

I’m a bit of an SF buff and this reminds me of the ‘replicators’ in earlier editions of the ‘Stargate’ TV series

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 10:41 PM

I like it, gives me an idea to turn a holder & suspend with 3 or four legs, sort of Eiffel tower(ish)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 03:57 AM

That does look nice, however I hope you have a fire proof barrier between the candle and the wood. Safety first…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 11:30 AM

I’m really liking the suspended series :)
great design

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