Honey Mesquite Candle Holders

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 05-20-2009 10:34 PM 2065 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 05-21-2009 12:04 AM

I like it

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#2 posted 05-21-2009 12:25 AM

Hey Jay
nice candle holders and beautiful wood

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#3 posted 05-21-2009 12:49 AM

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

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#4 posted 05-21-2009 01:58 AM

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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#5 posted 05-21-2009 02:43 AM

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 05-22-2009 05:41 AM

Nice work Jay

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