Candle Holders

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Project by oldnovice posted 03-10-2011 10:03 AM 3731 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a candle holder project on the Woodsmith TV show just before Christmas and thought that a candle holder was a simple enough project to complete as a present and use up some of my odds and ends.

The candle holder on the show held six candles and was, at least in my opinion, a little too large. I liked the overall design and made three of them. I finished one in time for Christmas and the photos only show the last two since I didn’t finish these until later.

The woods used are Poplar and Padauk while the finish is Minwax (spray can) Lacquer. The glass luminaries are from an local crafts store and so are the LED candles (one of my friends is allergic to real candle fumes).

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

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 10:37 AM

Nice Candle holder. I like the wood combo.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 04:53 PM

Love the simplicity looks Japananes , You have completed all the design rules successfully , Yea

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 08:28 PM

A great use of poplar – so often just painted over because it’s “poplar”. I saw the same show – I have some mahogany picked out for some.

You did a great job, and nice adaptation of their design for your tastes and needs. Nicely done!

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 09:49 PM

Nice design. I like the colors that show up so vividly.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#5 posted 03-12-2011 04:13 PM

nice job !
keep on going making them you will have lots of demand
i know !
try making your own design


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 06:43 AM

Yes, these are really nice. The Paduk strips in the middle look like end grain glue-ups(a weak joint). Or are these just strips wrapping around?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 09:54 AM

The Paduk are actually slices that separate the Poplar pieces and, biscuits were used to hold all 5 pieces together.
I was using scrap wood so alternatives were somewhat limited as to the final assembly.

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

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#8 posted 01-09-2017 11:36 AM

Very cool!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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