Candle Holder

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Project by Blake posted 03-04-2009 02:22 AM 2354 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a candle holder and kept threatening to buy one if I put it off any longer… I just couldn’t let her do that! So this is what I came up with.

I don’t have a lathe but I did have a huge forstner bit that was the perfect size. I was also able to use up a piece of pecan burl that I’ve had laying around for a while that came from a neighbor’s property. The legs are purple heart. Finished with boiled linseed oil and wax.

It took about two hours start to finish. Now she says its so nice that she is afraid to burn the candle.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 03-04-2009 02:39 AM

Looks great Blake, thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 02:40 AM

very nice … i like it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 03-04-2009 02:43 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 03-04-2009 02:45 AM

This is a nice project, Blake. The pecan looks wonderful.

I have found that quick projects like this are almost a necessity when in the middle of a long build. It seems to recharge my battery just to get a project completed when, on the larger build, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-04-2009 02:46 AM

Sorry Blake but every time I see a wood candle holder without a glass cup or some safety device I just cringe. Looks okay but, looks more like a safety hazard.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-04-2009 03:01 AM

very very very nice blake

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#7 posted 03-04-2009 03:54 AM

good one … nice gift

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 03-04-2009 04:49 AM

Really nice Blake, great design and pretty piece of Pecan burl!
thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 03-04-2009 05:11 AM

A very nice job. I’m glad that she is verry Happpy.

I’t nice to have some great wood just laying around.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-04-2009 01:27 PM

and she said, “Well, that was worth waiting for!”

Brian: haha we don’t “use that one”.. we just get tired of waiting so we just tell you what our choices are. :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 03-04-2009 03:53 PM

I thought the burl was a chunk of rock at first. Very handsome piece.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 03-05-2009 02:54 PM

Very cool.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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