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Tea Light Candle Holders #1 - Spalted Maple

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Project by SawdustyDan posted 04-05-2015 04:02 PM 722 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the tea light candle holders I’ve been puttering with these past few days. They’ve all been made from my stash of rescued firewood and pieces from my scrap piles. Holes are 1 5/8”, drilled with a Forstner bit. Finish is Minwax semi-gloss spray-on poly.

These two are two halves of a nice little stick of spalted maple. These were actually my second matched pair (the first [in walnut] are coming up later). I had a bit of a challenge cutting the slots in the bottoms, for the legs, and keeping them parallel and of equal depth from the top. I have no radial arm saw, so I used my table saw sled and clamped them (one at a time) between two squared-off pieces on the ends, keeping the tops level. I nibbled away the excess until the slots fit the legs. (next time, I’ll make another small sled to use with a dado blade). The legs are walnut and some ‘quilty’ maple cut from more firewood.

Hope you like ‘em! I’ll be posting the rest shortly…

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein





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#1 posted 05-03-2015 03:58 PM

Nice candle holders!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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