candle holder from scrap

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Project by moshel posted 02-20-2009 07:10 AM 2494 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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these are based on this project. they are made from recycled Rimu scraps and ash (not sure about the ash – this was resawed from a block of wood i scavenged from somewhare).

really simple and fun to make. i would guess that by practicing a little i can make something like 10 pairs an hour. now the question is just what to do with 10 pairs….

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#1 posted 02-20-2009 09:04 AM

Very cool. I just found and downloaded this plan from woodsmith You can find the candleholder pdf plan here

It’s kinda like a magic trick. You have no idea how it is done and then after you read the plan, you think, of course!

I will have to try this. I just picked up a trailerload of hardwood offcuts from Kenneally Timber – rimu, kwila, saligna, some macrocarpa. They were selling it as firewood for $20 but it’s got a few pieces in it which would pain me to burn – you know how it is…

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 02-20-2009 09:11 AM

Very nice candles, thanks for the post.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#3 posted 02-20-2009 10:21 AM

daltxguy – would trade some high quality rimu with salinga and kwila…. as for the pdf – some things there just does not make sense. his sled would never work, as the thickness of carpet tape is over 1mm, so the thicknesser would follow the curve in the middle and you will get noneven piece. i just did it by eye and let the glue and pressure close most of the gaps. its not too bad. another thing worth noticing is that its better to keep the thin slices grain facing the same way. it “bends” better (especially tempting with the short curve) if the grain is the wrong way, but the result will be less consistent. also i drilled the holes for the candle with fostener bit.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 02-20-2009 10:35 PM

Thanks for bringing these to my notice moshel. Now I know what I’m doing in the morning!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 02:13 AM

So want to try this. Maybe use it to turn a few candle holders or pens.

-- betterhalf

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 05:25 AM

go ahead, try it….. really simple. and don’t worry about square – just square the end result

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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