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Project by depictureboy posted 07-29-2009 04:06 AM 5031 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From Woodsmith magazine. Cant remember the issue but when I find it ill post it.

As scott posted below “It can be found in volume 29 number 173.”

I modified the design from 6 candles to 5 as its more appealing IMHO….

Walnut base from Karson’s stash….
QS oak legs laminated together.

finish is BLO with Zinnser Clear spray shellac topcoat

some of the QS was spalted/wormy that is what you see in the second picture.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.





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#1 posted 07-29-2009 04:07 AM

Purdy.

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 04:15 AM

Good call on the 5 vs 6 candles. 5 is a fibonacci number and a more natural look.

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#3 posted 07-29-2009 04:19 AM

That is a nice candle holder and I agree that putting in an odd number of candles improves the appearance. Nice intrepretation of the plan. It can be found in volume 29 number 173.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 04:22 AM

Great job and the walnut looks great. Nice use for it.

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#5 posted 07-29-2009 04:44 AM

I like the added flutes on the legs

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#6 posted 07-29-2009 05:31 AM

cool

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 12:23 PM

You were wise to reduce the number of candles from 6 to 5. Everything I know about design indicates that an odd number of items is more pleasing to the eye.
Very nice candle holder.
Ellen

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#8 posted 07-29-2009 01:43 PM

thanks….everyone for the comments…

Rustic the flutes are actually covering a mistake. When I originally started, i was laminating 2 3/4 pieces of oak together, thinking I would then cut them down putting the seam in the corner…well my measurements were off because of my sucky geometry skills….so i was rushing around trying to find someone who had less expensive 8/4 material when it struck me just to put a grove down each side where the seam was.

when I do another, i will probably sand the legs to 320 because they arent as light as I wanted them to be…

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#9 posted 07-29-2009 02:19 PM

Nice looking centerpiece.

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#10 posted 07-29-2009 03:31 PM

very nice job the scale is perfect

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#11 posted 08-07-2009 01:43 PM

I love the Walnut and Oak combo. Perfect colors. Great job.

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#12 posted 08-07-2009 10:36 PM

Nicely done. I like what a simple project idea this is but it came out so good.

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#13 posted 10-08-2010 10:07 PM

Hello,

I am new to this website and fairly new to woodworking. Does anyone know where I can find various projects done out of Woodsmith Magazines. I have done a few projects (my biggest is the coffee table from issue#189) and i would like to see if anyone else has bulit some of the things I have since we all know that we often make our own modifications to plans and details. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great.

I like the candle holder by the way. I just printed the plans and was going to start working on it this weekend.

Lenny

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