|Project by Durnik150||posted 05-05-2009 03:16 AM||1845 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
I was perusing a woodworking book and found a simple little design for a fanning candle holder. I had several pieces of scrap that would be perfect for the design. I grabbed some maple, some purpleheart, some padauk, and some bloodwood.
The design and layout are the hardest parts of this project. I apologize that the picture is not a closer view.
The arms of the holder can be pivoted on the dowel anchoring the end. I prefer the fanning formation shown but you can sprawl them out in any manner you see fit. Later on I started inserting brass ferrules in the holes to add a little barrier between the wood and the wax.
Folded down this piece is 3/4” deep, 8” wide, and 3 1/2” tall. Fanned out it takes the dimensions you want it to. I finished with several coats of oil. Oil + candle holder. I’m not sure that was such a good idea.
While selling these I was approached by a customer about making a Menorah. That resulted in the Menorah I have shown in a different project.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO