celtic candle holder

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Project by haskins posted 01-08-2015 04:12 AM 1488 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had this idea for an open scroll saw box based on a celtic knot pattern. Ultimately the box became a candle holder. The wood is oak from pallets, the finish is danish oil. We tried to use a dremel to add the over/under effect to the knot. Combined with the scrolling and clean up it was way more effort than expected.

-- father son woodworks

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 07:07 AM

Great idea, I like the shadows

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 08:19 AM

Wow, very nice !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 07:53 PM

Great job! Would it be any easier to achieve the over/under pattern through careful staining/painting? (Might save you some sanding.) Just a thought – I love the shadow effect when the candle is lit. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 02:33 AM


We tried something along the lines of stain as shown in the attached image. This one has a dremeled outline which was hard to really make look right. I think the stain does add to the effect though. A chisel is probably the right answer to make the under /over effect cleanly (we just haven’t developed that skill)

-- father son woodworks

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#5 posted 01-30-2015 06:27 PM

Nice piece and very inspired.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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