Candle in Box Elder

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 03-14-2009 05:28 PM 1227 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife really likes the look of Box Elder. After I sold the vase she really liked, I decided to make this candle holder as sort of a replacement. Found a piece of glass I like the shape of, and then turned the piece to complement it. This particular chunk of Box Elder has limited “flame” but does have some wonderful slates and tans. (Definitely not for sale!)

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-14-2009 05:43 PM

Very nice! The woodgrain is beautiful.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 07:02 PM

Beautiful. You give the wood new life.

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

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#3 posted 03-14-2009 10:05 PM

I have got to find me some of that box elder. It is absolutely beautiful. Real nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 03-15-2009 01:34 PM

very nice! I’ve got a piece of flaming box elder 6”x6”x10” not sure what I want to turn it into. This might be a viable candidate. Thanks for the idea.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 03-15-2009 06:17 PM

Spalt and red stain – great little piece of lumber with a great ending. Good job S&B. What did you use for your finish?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 03-15-2009 08:49 PM

Back to Douglas, If I remember correctly, this one was finished with Myland’s shellac-based nitrocellulose sealer, then renaissance waxed, then used the Beall system (two polishing coumpounds, then buffed-on carnauba)

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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