Votive Candle Stand

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Project by RCCinNC posted 01-02-2021 03:55 PM 558 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So…Not being particularly prolific this year in the shop, I thought I’d at least create something for people for Christmas. The last few years we’ve been focusing more on togetherness as a family, and less so on big gifts, so I made twelve of these small candle holders from scrap I had around the shop and bought some nice, though inexpensive candle glasses…small gifts with a simple message…a small candle to begin a brighter future.
Still, after putting up with me for almost 40 yrs, seemed like giving my wife one of these to my wife for Christmas might be kind of under doing it, so I came up with the “double version,” made with Curly maple, spalted maple, blood wood and purpleheart cut offs and left overs I couldn’t get myself to toss. I just started it…nothing planned…more of an experiment that included a lot of stare at the project time trying to figure out what to do next. Seems to have worked out. She likes it so much it’s now on central display on our fireplace mantel…so I win again!

Hoping for a brighter and better New Year for all of you here at LJ’s!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#1 posted 01-02-2021 04:18 PM

I like those alot, Rcc. Would make great bases for boxes also.

“Stare at project time trying to figure….......” Is probably my favorite part of any project, but dangerous too as thats when I want to be grabbing a cigarette.

Happy New Year.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#2 posted 01-02-2021 04:18 PM

I like the subtle curves of the crosspieces and the selection of woods you’ve used.
Fireplace mantle sounds like a great place for this eye catching gift.

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#3 posted 01-02-2021 08:29 PM

Interesting, really dig the style.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 01-03-2021 02:06 AM

Nice, very worthwhile copying!
I like the design, sort of far east modern if there is such a thing.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 01-03-2021 11:30 PM

Thanks for your kind words guys.

W.W…Yeah, I remember when my “staring at time” would involve the cig. One of those darned moment/ habit cues that make it such a hard habit to break. FYI, the urge is no longer…so it can happen buddy. Hang in there! Looking forward to your next box to put in my favorites cue… ; ) I’m not sure my “bases” are up to your boxes though!

MrWolfe…I’m a “curve” man myself…the maple “wings” were actually made from cut offs from some compound curve legs, or side aprons? many scraps I can’t get myself to throw out I forget where they came from! It’s nice to actually use some scrap for once instead of just making more.

Woodknack….Hey man! Nice to hear from ya! Glad you “dig” the style. Even though it’s not an LJ standout, I really like it because it’s unique for me. Hope you and family are well, and…hint hint, nudge nudge… looking forward to you posting a project!

oldnovice…Be my guest! Copy away! The little guys were pretty annoying though. I joke the first four were made with love, after that I was just grumpy. ; ) The big one was a lot more fun…simple but creative. Though a small project, I was really pleased with it.

Happy New Year to all!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#6 posted 03-09-2021 01:38 AM

Great idea, simple design, love the wood selections.

-- Eric, building the dream

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