Candle Holder

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Project by FunkadelicAlex posted 03-01-2011 06:12 AM 2679 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy looking at all the different versions of the Woodsmith Shop candle holder, so I decided to make one for my sister’s birthday. This project gave me a good excuse to try working with purpleheart. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures after the finish was applied. Made this out of ash wood and purpleheart. There is a thin strip of curly maple in between the two strips of purpleheart.

Next time I’ll cut my circles slightly smaller. I used a hole saw & was thinking about the inside diameter instead of the outside diameter. Oops. I just won’t tell my sister. She won’t know the difference… haha.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 07:33 AM

Nice work

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 07:52 AM

Wow, nice job. How did you assemble this piece??


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#3 posted 03-01-2011 11:28 AM

Nice work, I like the two lines of Purple Heart. Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 01:44 PM

Alex, the purple heart accents add a nice touch to your version. In combination with the maple it makes a nice contrast.

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 03:53 PM

Very nice work.

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 04:39 PM

very nice I cant help but notice it looks alot like a coat rack I recently completed which means we have alot in common, mainly a wonderful sense of direction, display and design lol well done :)

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#7 posted 03-01-2011 06:41 PM


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#8 posted 03-02-2011 03:43 AM

Thanks everyone. @rkoorman… I was unsure about inlays on thiis project so i cut the outside edges of the board. Then I glued my strips to the main board. The strips were approx .5” all together so I ripped that same amount from the cutoffs and then glued the cutoffs back on. This way the grain pattern stayed consistent.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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