votive stand

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Project by kiefer posted 04-14-2011 04:58 AM 2889 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a votive holder I made from laminated wood and is a project that has a story too it.
My grandson came over one Saturday morning proclaiming that the candle holder in their bathroom ,that I had made earlier had burned down and we should make a new one .
At first I was shocked but soon thought their must be a different version of this story as I had not had a call from my daughter about this.
In to the shop the two of us went and build this votive holder in about 10 minutes as that is about the attention span for a five year old boy on a good day in the shop.
As it turned out is that the candles had burned down and not the holder !



-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 05:02 AM

Fun story ,looks good.


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#2 posted 04-14-2011 05:04 AM

nice, good job, kiefer

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 03:30 PM

I like your grandson’s version of “just the facts”. Great to have him help in the shop, or if he is anything
like mine, Granpa helped me make this. They are special, and their projects are even more so. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 07:21 PM

The ending made me laugh. I really like your design. What type of woods did you use?

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

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 12:28 AM

Deceptively simple, and elegant!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 04:28 AM

thank you for your kind words
yes it turned out to be a good design/project and story
i am sure many grandfathers have had a experience like this
and they are special moments in your life ALEX the woods i used are spruce and jatoba (brazilian cherry )
and the project got the nickname 30/15 stemming from the angles we cut for the end wings
the legs are made from a dowel we cut on a router jig ( dowelmaker )
DON yes you said it very analytical !
GUS i would like to hear some of your storys when you get time
JIM always nice to get a word from you how did your router class go? MAHADEVWOOD good to hear from you again !
VONHAGEN thanks i appreciate your comment !

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 04-30-2011 07:58 AM

very nice, you have a nice touch with wood kiefer

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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