Walnut 7 Tier Candlestick Holder

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Project by Sam Vollgraff posted 02-02-2012 03:39 AM 2005 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut candlestick holder was made from a walnut tree that was removed from a site that I needed to build a log cabin. The building lot was located in eastern PA. Once milled, that tree provided enough fine wood for many projects.

After the lathe work was complete, I had my oldest daughter help me with trig work. We drilled spindle holes at equal 1/7th’s of a circle in the proper ascending intervals all the way up the center shaft (mast). Dowels and candle cups were fastened ahead of time and then glued into the shaft holes after staining.

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

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 03:42 AM

As Always a very innovative and unique project.Well done Sam.


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#2 posted 02-02-2012 05:44 PM

Have never seen a candle-holder like that before. l like it enough to stick it in the favourites folder.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 07:50 PM

Looks very nice, but I hope you never light those candles. That’s a fire hazard….........

I’d look for some metal holders for the candles…..............You could insert them inside the holders you have now…........I find them at thrift stores and cut them up to fit.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 10:24 PM

Hi mtnwild ! I believe your comments are 100% accurate. No, I never light these bad boys ever. However, I have a question about LumberJocks for you. I realize that the website prefers wood-only projects. If a project did include some metal components, is that OK to post? I have a few endeavors that are metal and wood.

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

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 12:47 AM

You see it all the time here. Some metal holders would not exclude your project. Any wood, well used, would be interesting to see, for most of us…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

#6 posted 03-19-2012 02:35 AM

Very beautiful candle-holder,Sam.


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