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This Candle Holder Tray is the sixth in my series of seasonal Candle Tray and Charms Sets. I decided to do a 'negative' type of scroll saw design, where the design is removed from the wood rather than left behind. This allows you make a very intricate piece without worrying too much about breaking small pieces off. It is surprisingly stronger than it appears to be.

For this candle tray, I used 1/2" birch. This tray, as the others, is made from one piece of wood. I simply tilt the saw a couple of degrees when cutting the center circle so that it locks into the frame, yet raises the frame from the table a couple of mm. I was originally thinking of staining the tray green to look more festive, but I loved the look of the natural color of the birch and I feel it added to the elegance of the design. The contrast of the negative areas would be lost or greatly diminished if the wood was colored, I feel.

The pattern for this and the other candle trays are now available on my site if anyone wishes to try making them. They are really fun to do and took me about 3 hours using a 2/0 reverse tooth scroll saw blade. Thanks so much for looking! Sheila

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Don't ask me why? But this is my favorite out of the entire series. You were saving the best for last all along-right? Congratulations on an excellent series. I know there is a lot of relief and satisfaction due you, enjoy it. Thanks for sharing the entire series. Enjoy your down time and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. Keep on keeping on!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis
 

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I love this one. Excellent!
 

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Now, that is nice work, congratulations. Love it.
 

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Beautiful Shiela, now I don't know which is my favorite now…...... I like them all!

Thanks for sharing with us
 

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That is a beautiful piece of work!!!!
 

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you have done a wonderful job with this whole series…i love them all and cant say enough about your design and cutting…your certainly the top of your field..no dispute there….bravo…
 

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just been looking through your gallery some really nice work there
 

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WOW!! Please tell me the holes are all round and can be drilled??:)
 

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Yes, they are all round, Topamax I am not that sadistic! You do have to take your time drilling and I strongly suggest using a brad-point bit so they are where they are supposed to be. :) I am glad you all like them.

It is great to have everyone's support. I guess my biggest fear when doing a series like this is getting tired and the designs not living up to previous ones. I really try hard to mix it up and make each one better. There will be more in this series soon, as my head is full of idea.

Thanks so much for your feedback! Sheila :)
 
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