|Project by jinkyjock||posted 10-13-2014 02:14 PM||1522 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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.