Honey Mesquite Candle Holders

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 1898 days ago 1674 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m displaying this project mostly to show off the wood. Mesquite is beautiful when finished. It’s hard, fairly stable and durable. Okay, yes, it’s hard on the blades and it has a tendency to burn, but those are minor issues when you see how nice it looks in the end.

These are some of the candle holders I’ve built using Honey Mesquite. This is 3/4 stock. I’ve sold several pairs of these.

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#1 posted 1898 days ago

I like it

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#2 posted 1898 days ago

Hey Jay
nice candle holders and beautiful wood

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#3 posted 1898 days ago

These are very nice . A great way to “burn” up your scraps ! I like the leg design too.

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#4 posted 1898 days ago

Nice design. I like the way the legs wrap around the sides.

Your right, that mesquite realy looks fine when finnished.

Fantastic job.

Keep it up.


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Jay Neale III

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#5 posted 1898 days ago

I wrap the legs around like that on most of my candle holders. It’s attractive, and it makes the clamping easier.

Here are a pair of red heart candle holders:

Red Heart Candle Holders. Notice the wrap around legs.

And here’s a larger pine candle holder:
Reclaimed Pine Candle Holder. Notice the wrap around legs.

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#6 posted 1897 days ago

Nice work Jay

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