F.L. Wright Inspired Candle Holder

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-07-2012 08:19 PM 1843 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made as a gift to my Mother for the Holidays. This pattern seemed to go well with a lot of the furniture in her home.

For anyone wondering, this is a pattern from our own “ScrollGirl”, Sheila Landry. She makes fantastic patterns and has a wonderful website as well. She also posts a daily blog titled “My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer” here on LJ’s.

Pic 3 is a picture from Sheila’s pattern – I decided to use a lighter wood, but still stick to dark for the pieces that hang from the candle to lend some contrast.

Sheila’s patterns, as I said, are well done and easy to follow. That said, this pattern took WAY longer than I had imagined – there is a TON of individual holes and they all have multiple corners to get nice and sharp. I think I counted 178 individual holes, but who’s counting…... ;-)

The main body of the pattern is Redwood, with the extras done in Walnut.

The only finish is a deep soak in lemon oil.

Merry Christmas Mom!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 08:23 PM

Ah yes I remember that one. You’ve done it proud, Bob

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 05:04 PM

This is a beautiful gift and execution of SHEILAS design.
Well done and I am sure it is much appreciated .


-- Kiefer

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 05:15 PM

You did a wonderful job on this tray! I still think it was one of the most difficult patterns that I ever did. All those straight cuts and corners! I really love it in the lighter wood, too. It came out just beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 03:38 PM

Hi Bob,

Just came across your work after reading Sheilas’ comments.

Very nice scroll work here.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 09:05 PM

I have many of her patterns and follow her blog. A wonderful asset to us “scrollers”. And YES you did a great job.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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