Koa Kandle Holders

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-08-2014 08:06 PM 1942 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Koa Kandle Holders...You probably know that I am a big fan of Hawaiian Koa wood. Well, a friend asked me to make a pair of personalized Koa tealight candle holders for him to present to some folks that have hosted him on Oahu several times. So, here are two matching pieces, personalized and sporting a special Hawaiian sentiment…... Mai iloko mai...which means, *That which is within matters.”
The holders are constructed entirely of koa and finished with satin poly.The legs are canted at 10 degrees and have the lower rails dadoed in and the upper ones sitting in a rabbet. The individual platforms for the candle cups are also dadoed onto the lower rails. They measure 12 inches long, 4.25 inches wide and 2.75 inches tall. The glass cups are set into snug circular depressions to hold them in place. I put the glass cups on seperate platforms with about a half inch between them, so that the light from the flames can be seen to flicker on the surface under the holder.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 09:13 PM

Exceptionally beautiful tea light candle holders, great idea on the personalized Hawaiian sentiment.
This is why I made you a buddy just to see what great project you would come up with next.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 11:20 PM

Nice work John, that Koa is really beautiful and the design is great… have a lucky friend!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 12:36 AM

Beautiful tealight holders!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 04:44 AM

Nice effect with that double bottom .
Well done and that KOA is some nice wood .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 12:43 PM

Very nice. I’ll bet they look good when lit

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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