|Project by BassBully||posted 06-24-2009 08:06 PM||1488 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My neighbor’s cousin is getting married and they couldn’t find candle holders that they liked. They asked my neighbor, who is a contractor, if he could create the holders based off of a candle holder that they had purchased from a craft store. He couldn’t because he doesn’t have a lathe so he offered my services.
Their request was that the holder for the unity candle be a little smaller than their sample from the craft store and that the other two candles be proportionally smaller. I used poplar for the wood because they are going to be painted. It was a little nerve racking getting the two smaller candles to match but I think they turned out fine. My neighbor’s wife is now going to finish sanding them, paint them white, and put roping or beading around the base.
This was my first “commission” project. They asked how much I wanted paid but I left that determination up to them. I really don’t want any money, I think it’s just neat to have something I made be a part of their union in matrimony.
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