Curly Maple and Walnut Candle Holder

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Project by superstretch posted 04-22-2011 04:56 AM 3641 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another candle holder that I’ve been making pretty frequently. People just about fall over themselves trying to get one and it takes a couple hours to churn out 3 or 4 of them.

This one is a bit more involved: pretty heavily curly maple, walnut strip in the middle. 9 3/4” long, ~4” wide. The holes are 1 1/2” in diameter (tea light sized). Very small chamfer around the top. Finished with danish oil and paste wax. Didn’t really notice much of a difference with the wax, but it sure looks better than satin poly.

After sanding, this thing felt like a million bucks. 400 grit plus the cool weight of maple just felt right.

I’ve got the materials for 3 more of these that I’ll probably do in parallel the next time my schedule frees up.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 10:10 AM

A nice clean design, well finished.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 05:43 AM

I think I may have to add that to my list of things to try. My wife would love it. That is a very clean design. its great.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 03:00 PM

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 05:53 AM

Thanks guys :) Didn’t see that I had gotten comments on this post or I would have responded sooner!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 05:59 AM

Very nice looking candle holder.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 06:46 AM

Nice design. I love that classic maple and walnut combo. :)

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 07:36 AM


-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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