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Project by jinkyjock posted 10-13-2014 02:14 PM 1479 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys,
being a true Scotsman who is always careful with his bawbees,
and a woodworker who is reluctant to discard anything, no matter how small,
in a 16×12ft. workshop this can create problems.
So it was doubly pleasing to be asked by a relative to make a couple of Tea-light Holders.
A little bit of cash from off-cuts, nothing better.

This little project then grew legs when my niece heard about it.
She has recently returned to college after having two kids,
and is always on the look-out for extra cash.
She sells Yankee Candles (other brands are available) and suggested we gift-wrap
a tea-light holder with some candles and promote as a package.
It was then back to my bin and I knocked out 10 samples for her.

The live edge pieces are all Scottish White Oak,
one with quite a bit of spalting.
The other more architectural shapes are (American)Cherry.
A bit of planing and sanding, shaping with band-saw and router,
finished with some coats of water-based varnish.
My niece says she has ideas for other stuff,
and we have reached a mutually beneficial financial arrangement.
She is now my official UK (Worldwide?) Agent.
With Christmas approaching it could be an unexpected and welcome earner.
Thank you for looking and any comments/suggestions are welcome.





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#1 posted 10-13-2014 02:21 PM

These are great ideas. Simple can be better.

And you have international representation now! You go!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 04:19 PM

Thank you HenryM,
we do tend to over-complicate at times.

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 01:36 AM

Nice use of cut offs, Jinkyjock!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 09:12 AM

Thank you Candy,
appreciate your input all the more knowing the affection
you have for your “Scrap” pile.

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 02:05 PM

Cut off pile, Jinky, NOT scrap! :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 10-14-2014 02:17 PM

Boy are you going to have to get busy to keep you cutoff pile stocked.

-- Kepy

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#7 posted 10-14-2014 08:06 PM

Candy, reprimand for incorrect terminology noted…..LOL.
Kepy, I hear you.
Thanfkully I have built up quite a pile (offcuts) over the years.
Midway through another project using it up,
together with a box of Oak flooring I was given.

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#8 posted 10-15-2014 03:48 PM

Very creative use of scraps—you’re a credit to your Scottish heritage!

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

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#9 posted 10-15-2014 08:36 PM

Thank you John…......on both counts.

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#10 posted 10-19-2014 11:17 PM

Works for me.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 10-20-2014 07:51 AM

Thank you Roger.

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