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Project by Blake posted 1996 days ago 1867 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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 1996 days ago

Looks great Blake, thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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whitedog

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#2 posted 1996 days ago

very nice … i like it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1996 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1996 days ago

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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mtnwild

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#5 posted 1996 days ago

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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teenagewoodworker

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#6 posted 1996 days ago

very very very nice blake

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1996 days ago

good one … nice gift

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

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 1996 days ago

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

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Karson

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#9 posted 1996 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1995 days ago

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 (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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miles125

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#11 posted 1995 days ago

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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Bill Akins

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#12 posted 1994 days ago

Very cool.

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

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