|Project by Mike Morris||posted 02-24-2009 05:07 AM||1196 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
The first version of the simple candle holder that I gave to my sister-in-law in Scottsdale for Christmas ‘07.
It’s base was made from bubinga with wenge legs. Finish was 3 layers of tung oil, rubbed/buffed between coats with a final coat of paste finishing wax.
Plans came from plansnow.com.
- Give yourself plenty of time to account for the whole project, especially finishing, when there is a project deadline. I was so rushed in order to make the trip to Arizona that I forgot to flush sand the leg bottoms to be coplaner. Completely embarrased!
- You can actually melt the cheap forstner bits when cutting/burning into bubinga…not a good idea. I opted for my second candle holder to use a template and router, much easier.