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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-06-2014 12:52 PM 1291 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some times things just come together in the shop that have been waiting to be something . I brought back these few scraps of East Indian Rosewood that were mostly sap wood and I know they would some day be useful for something. Then I saw Kaleb’s fanning candle holder and thought I could do something like that with these scraps and I had 100 tea lights sitting there too.

This holder is 2” wide and 12” long and under 2” high.

There was only one piece with any heart wood and I worked around it for the design. When I joined the two thin pieces I did not like the way the grains looked next to each other so I cut a groove around it and added a walnut band.I also drilled center holes through to the bottom in case I have to knock out one of the tin cups. I only gave them .025” clearance.

The sap wood was just too much light wood so I turned 7 contrasting cups and glued them in to give it a better look. The bottom pivots on a brass shoulder bushing so I can really tighten it up and the arm still swings freely.

Five cups are walnut and 2 are rosewood sap wood.

It is finished with clear matte spray.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 01:02 PM

These are beautiful Jim, great job. I may have to ‘borrow’ this idea at some point

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 01:59 PM

Hi Kaleb. You are the one that inspired me to do this. Thank you!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 02:49 PM

Beautiful work Jim and very practical for when the lights go out like they do in our part of the country.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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majuvla

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 03:00 PM

Looks realy beautiful! Nice design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 03:08 PM

Thanks Lee and Ivan!!

Hi Lee. I had them all lit up in the dark and made me think of Cher’s song “Dark Lady”............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 03:31 PM

That looks awesome Jim!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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stefang

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 05:54 PM

These look wonderful Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 10:57 PM

Real nice Jim, great design and good use of your scrap wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 05-07-2014 12:33 AM

Nice work with the contrasting wood Jim. Cool swinging design.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Cliff

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#10 posted 05-07-2014 01:27 AM

Hi Jim. Very Nice. Yes they would look really attractive glowing in a darkened room. They actually remind me of a Shrine in Saint Stephens Catholic Cathedral in Brisbane Australia, where instead of lighting candles, people can light one or more of these cups on a tiered row.

The Contrasting timber and Brass set it off beautifully!!! Great Project!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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CFrye

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#11 posted 05-07-2014 03:02 AM

Great, Jim! Really like the contrast. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Rick

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#12 posted 05-07-2014 03:35 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Jim! Thanks For Posting.

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 05-07-2014 03:48 AM

Jim, a Beautiful use of scraps!

REALLY COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 05-07-2014 08:06 AM

Very nice, always fun to use scraps.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 05-07-2014 03:25 PM

Very nicely done, and great use of “scraps.”

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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