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This is a very simple project I made for my in-laws last Christmas. It is from a book on weekend woodworking projects

Use a single scrap of wood and saw a series of L shapes.

Drill candle holes in one end and through holes for the dowel in the other end.

Make a knob.

Glue in dowel.

Finish with danish oil.

It is simple but an excellent gift.

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What a clever idea.
 

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Don. This book is well worth the money. Great, fun projects, that are not too cheesy.
 

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Now that is one clever and innovative idea. Thanks for the idea.
 

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I must have that book… I have been looking at that project but haven't done it.
 

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Great idea!
 

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John -

What a cool project and a very clever design!
 

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Interesting design.
 

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Think my honey would be pleased to see one of these on her diningroom table. Thanx!
 

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Thanks for the comments. It really did take no time at all to build. I did the cuts on the band saw. However I think if I did it again I could do a series of the vertical cuts using a mitre guage on the table saw and then cut the horizantal cuts on the bandsaw. I also recommend sanding the entire block before the cuts and then smoothing just the kerf areas.

The original design called for a round knob, but I modified it as shown.

Also the entire thing only measures about 5 inches tall.
 

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Cool. So depending on the candles you want to use, you could use different thicknesses. Wider candles, thicker board. Neat.
 

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Thanks for the idea John. I might just be able to sneak a few of these in this weekend with he 6 hours of workable temps I might get…
 

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John: that be an interesting project with two different woods if you wanted to make 2 of them Cherry and maple or something like that.

Great design I like it.

Post it in Dan's christmas gift blog
 

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O.K. and go to it.
 

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KEWL! I have a nice old chunk of 8/4 cherry that I've been wondering what to do with. Great idea!
 

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Happy candleing.
 
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