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I made these for friends at work using walnut, oak, and maple. The tea lights were purchased at Sam's Club.

Since I had to make about 20 sets, I started by gluing up 3' lengths of each style, ran them through my planer and jointer to get the square shape, then rounded over the edges on my router table. I then cut them to length and drilled a hole for the tea lights. Finish was Danish oil.

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Great looking! Candle holders are a favorite in my family and are great gifts.
 

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Very Nice
 

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Polished performance on that gifts!

www.bandsawblog.com
 

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Nice looking gifts. I like the idea of the mas production.

CtL
 

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Beautiful gifts, and thank you for the construction instructions; I plan on making a few.
Also, nice that we share the same favorite scripture. All success and blessings in your 2013 woodworking ventures!

Art
 

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Small but great present for your friends.
 

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Those turned out great, nice work
 

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These are simple but beautiful. By the way, what did you use to cut the holes? I'd like to make some.
 

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Thanks for the nice comments! To answer docspencer's question, i used a Forstner bit for drilling the holes. The diameter is matched to the battery operated candles, which in my case required a 1.5" diameter bit. It creates a nice, smooth-walled, flat-bottomed hole for the candles.
 
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