Christmas 2020 candle holders

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Project by TJ11 posted 12-26-2020 03:35 AM 669 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a few votive candle holders for friends. They are made out of 8/4 white oak and cherry harvested only a few miles from home. They were fun to make and a great way to use some off cuts, live edge, and knots that might have otherwise ended up being wasted. I left them all pretty much rough cut and finished them with a few coats of tung oil.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#1 posted 12-26-2020 06:49 PM

I like them very well.


I actually make similar from rescued wood -(mostly cedar)- too. I use a scrollsaw to give them more interesting ends.

The cedar is lighter colored, so usually , I give it a light torching and then just a quick poly spry to keep the torching from migrating all over.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-27-2020 12:04 AM

Thanks Ralbuck. I actually had to go back over some of the ends on the band saw lightly brushing them with a 1/2” 3 TPI hooked tooth blade. That pretty much did the trick in keeping them with a more rustic look. I will keep your tip in mind as I am planning some outdoor furniture projects with cedar.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#3 posted 12-27-2020 03:52 AM

Sharp looking assortment. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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