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Votive Candle Boats

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Project by Tooch posted 02-16-2015 04:59 PM 1308 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More projects from Christmas… made these votive candle boats by gluing up several pieces, drilling out some holes with a forstener bit, and then cutting steep angles on the table saw, then on the bandsaw. I also use this project with the kids at School to go over Face gluing in order to achieve a thicker stock.

3 are made of Maple & Walnut, the 4th is made of Red Oak and stained Special Walnut. All have 3 coats of spray on PolyCrylic. I wanted to use a waterbase finish to cut down on the flammability (is that a word?) of them. Despite the angular design, they are pretty stable, and the candles are held in fairly tight.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 08:17 PM

Those look great. Im a huge fan of the Special Walnut stain,as I have been using it alot here lately. Great job buddy

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Tooch

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 12:30 AM

Hoss Special Walnut was my favorite stain for about 8 consecutive years. I used it on all of my living room furniture and every door I re-hung- its the best!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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HardPine

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 06:49 AM

Can I come in first period and try to make these?

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 10:44 AM

Nice sets of candle holders

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-17-2015 12:53 PM

Ahoy. I see the light.

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jroot

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#6 posted 02-17-2015 01:42 PM

I like these. Simple, yet elegant. Make a nice hostess gift.

-- jroot

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