Secret Drawer Candlestick Holder

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Project by Sam Vollgraff posted 02-02-2012 01:39 AM 2118 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a unique candlestick holder that I designed. In the base, is a difficult-to-find drawer that allows the owner to store anything from matches to money. No thief would ever think to look for valuables in a candle.

1 -The cocobolo base has been cut, mitered and glued into a 8 section ‘octagon’ that attempts to keep the grain continuous. For this job I did not want a round cut from one piece of lumber. I like to accent cocobolo grain wherever possible.

2 -The thin spindle that holds a candle. or flower, or incense, can be removed for easy transfer.

3 -The drawer was cut after the base was created. The cut has been covered at the bottom by a cocobolo cap piece and felt.

4 -The drawer can be lined or lined depending on use. This secret drawer can be used for coins, a special piece of jewelry. matches, paper money, meds, short cigarettes, etc, etc.

-- VocoSam, North Fort Myers, FL, [email protected]

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 01:42 AM

Hi Sam
A very ingenious candle holder. Let’s hope no thieves look on Ljs LOL


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#2 posted 02-02-2012 01:51 AM

Very unique!

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 02:02 AM

Now that is cool. Is it your design? Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 02:59 AM

That is a beautiful work. Very elegant. Love it!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 03:51 AM

Sam, your work is amazing!!!

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 03:57 AM

Very cool! And well done

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 04:20 AM

Very elegant piece !!!!!!
I love the drawer and the whole design .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 11:49 PM

Hi Ken Fitzpatrick! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Thanks for the complement. That design is my own. I love to play in the workshop (which is not near as nice or a roomy as your own), but it is air-conditioned for life here i FL. I use oak for many of my design mock-ups. I play with different ideas, and if some don’t work out, the wood gets used on another experiment. The worst is when I run out of wood. Well, (only sometimes!) I take existing household things apart just to get some wood…. My family very seldom likes what I chopped up. I use the ‘getting old’ excuse for now.

-- VocoSam, North Fort Myers, FL, [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 05:25 AM

Not a problem Sam we all have things to do. I really love the type of design that surprises you. No one would expect the drawer in a candlestick. Thanks for the compliment on the shop, it has taken me 40 years to get to this point and hopefully I will be able to fully utilize it in my retirement. My one drawback is that I cannot hadle dust to well since I have COPD, but between the air cleaner, the vacuum system for all the tools and my Airway face mask with the filters in it, I should be able to accomplish a lot. It’s great to have the grandkids interested and I’m very proud of Tyler for what he has accomplished so far. Thanks for commenting on his work on the other page. He appreciated it.

Your shop looks pretty good to me. It’s well tooled and organized. I’m sure you accomplish alot and your projects are beautiful. I think it’s great that we have somewhere to putter and make all the projects that we dreamed about while we worked all those years to get to retirement.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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