Candle holder - Christmas '08

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Project by Mike Morris posted 02-24-2009 02:03 AM 1146 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Simple candle holder I made for my sister-in-law here in Illinois for Christmas ‘08.

Base is made from hard maple and the legs were made from bubinga. The finish was 3 coats of tung oil, rubbed/buffed between coats and a final coat of paste finishing wax.

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Lessons learned:

  • When using a routing template, make sure the template is securely fastened. Destroyed a perfectly good figured maple blank thinking regular scotch double-stick tape would suffice. Grabbed some carpet tape, and it worked like a champ.

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 02:23 AM

i’ve seen several versions of this and they are all great looking. (including yours) I’ve have got to try this. The Bubinga Maple contrast is nice and the tung oil has got to be the best finish I tihnk. It makes the wood look like its wet all the time.

Very nice.

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#2 posted 02-25-2009 05:29 AM

Thanks spaids.

Now that I think about it, I think the tiger maple may have made it too visually confusing. There was only a portion of the board that was figured. Screwups may have more than just a lessoned learned value.

I liked the tung oil finish. Am a big David M. fan and it appears to be one of his favorites. Although my next project I’m contemplating using a wipe on oil/poly. But I’m still kicking the tires on that one.

Let me know if you give it a shot…would definitely like to see.

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