Walnut Candle Holder

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Project by scrappy posted 01-30-2009 04:39 AM 1485 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was out with the wife the other day, and found some candles that smell just like melted chocolate. We both imediatly thought of her daughter. (she LOVES choc.) Well I couldn’t just give her the votive candles for her birthday, HAD to make a candle holder for her. Sacrificed another piece of my walnut for a good cause.

Proccess: Rough cut 2 arches, glued them together to be thick enough. cut flats in the top so could get a good hole with paddle bit ( 1 5/8 ) without tear out along taper. Attached to circle cutter jig I made for the band saw and finished top. Tilted band saw 45deg and used circle jig to get taper on bottom. Lots of sanding and clear poly.

Please let me know what you think. Good or bad.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 05:01 AM

I like it. very well put together.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 06:32 AM

Cool, I like the shape. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 01:29 PM

“sacrificed”???? Well if “sacrificed” refers to “making sacred” then yes you have indeed made this piece of walnut sacred.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 09:09 PM

looks elegant. nice job

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#5 posted 02-03-2009 02:43 AM

Thanks for the comments …. and just to let you know….. gave it to my daughter in law saturday for her birthday and she loved it! It is the greatest feeling to give something from the heart that you yourself have created and have it well recieved. Thanks again for all the comments. It keeps me working and with time I hope to be able to do projects as nice as the ones I see on this site. (some of you guy/girls are WAY out of my league!)
Lots and Lots and Lots more practice and patiance.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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