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Tea light holder

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Project by Moosesman posted 08-24-2015 07:25 PM 743 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a little birthday gift for ma from some scrap I had. Walnut and pine. The legs were hardest part. I need a dado blade. Chewing these out an 1/8 at a time is not difficult but booooring haha.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau





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#1 posted 09-01-2015 04:20 AM

Looks familiar .....

A little individuality and a great looking project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 08:30 PM

Oldnovice ha yea they are similar. I looked for ideas and I didn’t see yours. It’s funny originally I had planned to use smaller glass holders but couldn’t find any. The idea was to not drill all the way thru and just sit in the holes. Then I bought the bigger holders and I drilled all the way thru but didn’t like it and Iended up with the legs going across holes in width and the strip across for middle hole. Did you come across your idea for the strip the same way or was that in original plan. those are some Good looking candle holders you made.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 11:52 PM

Moosesman, my tea light holder is a take off from one done by the Woodsmith shop.

I liked the look but didn’t want to buy any new material so I made mine out of left over poplar and padauk. I also scaled it down from 6 candles to 3 and changet the width/length to suit. The only thing I really kept was the design/appearance of the legs.

On the Woodsmith design they drilled the openings with a Forstner bit, leaving the botton of the opening, then cut the top in half to get rid of the Forstner bit center. I routed out my openings and added the strip to the bottom for the glass holders. I made two with real candles and one with LED candles for a friend that cannot be around smoke.

If you look around on the site you will find a lot of similar tea light holders.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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