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good job.
 

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Nice Work.
 

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That's a neat looking piece of wood and you have used it well
 

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Wow that looks awesome! Do you drill all the way through with your candle holes, or just partially so they sit in there?
 

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Re : BrandonR

Drill partially thru timber

Tea light candles are about 15mm deep , the timber is 38mm

I use a 38mm 1/12 inch Spade Bit !!
I use a drill press and set the stop depth to the depth of teal light candles !!
If you are using a drill, put tape around spade bit to depth you want to stop at !! stop just before tape mark & check depth for each hole !!

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Anthony thanks for the response! I will try it out! Thanks!
 

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Anthony, what finish did you use? I am looking at doing a small project with tea light candles and I was just a little concerned about how hot the candles get and whether the heat would damage either the wood itself or the finish applied to it.
 

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Re : Tootles

To get that finish , I found a great technique to highlight grain texture !!

I sprayed the entire candle holder Matt Black , when dry I sanded it , the black paint stays in the hollows of the wood !

I then stained it with Cabbots Mahogony stain , then Gloss laquered it ( via spray can as well )

I discovered that technique of spraying Black , when i made a mistake one day !! after I sanded a piece of timber with knots, I realised it was the best way to highlight grain flow & character in timbers !!

Hope this helps !! give it a go !! it's amazing how effective it is !!!

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Thanks Anthony. I think I have some Cabbots on a shelf somewhere, I will have to try it.
 

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I agree with you. This wood is very special and it really works well with the candles.
 
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