Candle holder - Christmas '07

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Project by Mike Morris posted 02-24-2009 05:07 AM 1294 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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Lessons learned:

  • 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.

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Popeye Jr.

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 09:39 AM

Your sister in law must be very pleased, It fits in wonderfully with her decor. Nice work

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 04:00 PM

The Bubinga! Outstanding.

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#3 posted 02-25-2009 05:07 AM

Thanks guys…she seemed to be happy with the gift. It was my first time working with bubinga and I really liked working with it. A little on the expensive side, but well worth it.

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