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This was and unscheduled project. I cut up a long piece of walnut for a student at school and this was the last cutoff that was on top of the barrel of wood going to the wood furnace. I thought it was too pretty to burn and should be something. It said it wanted to be a candle holder, so it is.

It is 3/4" x 5"x 5" and finished with satin lacquer!

Cheers, Jim

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Beautiful contrasting shape - circle and square. Good inspiration, those tea lights holders are my next project.
 

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Jim,

Thanks for saving it's Life! You did GOOD!

I would think those would SELL like hotcakes at your craft shows, etc. (??)

COOL work!

Beautiful!
 

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well done Jim
Your hands do not have a peace
greetings,Marijan
 

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Saved from the fires, what a story Fr Jim. BTW a very cool looking piece, I wish I shared your vision.
 

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Another nice project.
I wish I had as much time as you to ask wood destined for the furnace what they want to be.
I'm glad to see that piece of walnut saved itself from being burned, but instead to hold a flame.
 

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Super save on a very special plank of walnut. Thanks for sharing. You've earned Master's wages for that work.
 

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Very attractive. I like the design.
 

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You are right, Jim! Too pretty to burn! Beatiful!

I save scraps but have trouble seeing the projects hidden inside.
 

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Thanks you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Lew, you have to let the wood tell you what it wants to be. I stuck a pre-turned spigot on it and set it on the bench until it made up its mind!!!!!!!!!!
Some times stick two contrasting pieces together and you'll get a couple answers!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Great winged effect from just a 3/4'' piece. Nice job Jim.
 

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Very nice Jim, always liked the wing projects. Ease up on the Elves Jim, your working them a bit hard lately.
Cheers.
 

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Nice work and nice save Jim!!!!!!!! In picture 2 what is the background it sits on?

Cliff.
 

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Nice save of a beautiful piece of walnut! It certainly will now live on and provide beauty and pleasure to everyone who sees it!
 

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Thanks Dave, Bob.Cliff and Dean.

Hi Bob. I have 3 more projects on the board now but the elves will have the weekend off.

Hi Cliff, it is sitting on our Quartz countertop in the kitchen. The light was poor in there last night..the counter is whole lot prettier that it looks.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Thanks Jim…I actually thought that whatever the surface, it was very nice and quite striking…very attractive.

Cliff.
 

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Nice job on the "use up" Jim, I find the harder the timber the better the result with the square turns.
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Thanks, Pete. Yes I think a soft would might break away on the corners. This walnut held up quite well even going back and scraping it a bit when it was already thin.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Very nice!
 

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Jim, this is a beautiful piece. It's outstanding and shows a lot of craftsmanship. I'm just curious. When you turn a piece like this do you use any sort of guard?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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