|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-06-2014 12:52 PM||1762 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
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!!