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Easy to make candle holders with match pocket

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Project by Jack Houweling posted 11-07-2015 07:03 PM 1718 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These candle holders are a fun project to make and the match pocket makes them
unique. I used four different type of wood and the brazilian cherry was my favorite.

To drill the match pocket I came up with a jig for drilling angle holes but you
can use any type of setup to drill the holes. Blocks and clamps will get you there.

Easy enough to make many at one time and will be great for gifts. I made 7 and
they are going fast.

For a step by step on how I ,made them check it out on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/3y_YaKfLclI

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net





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Betsy

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#1 posted 11-07-2015 07:22 PM

These are nice. I bet they do make great gifts.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-07-2015 07:56 PM

I like your video.

These look pretty nifty.

I bought something on this order at a craft show several years ago. The craftsman embedded a small rock in the top to strike the matches on. Very useful.

Keep ‘em coming…...........................

-- mike...............

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Jack Houweling

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#3 posted 11-07-2015 08:07 PM



These are nice. I bet they do make great gifts.

- Betsy


Mine are all gone already but since they are so easy to make I will just make some more.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 09:10 PM

Great idea!! I had some left over blocks of poplar and maple a friend had given me. in about 15 minutes I had 4 done!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Jack Houweling

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 10:39 PM



Great idea!! I had some left over blocks of poplar and maple a friend had given me. in about 15 minutes I had 4 done!!

- dansnow


Nice job, they are so easy to make. How did you drill the angle hole?

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 01:42 AM

I cut the blocks, made the grooves on the sides, and used my drill press vise. I just opened the jaws until I had the angle I wanted just drilled slowly!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nxh3c3f.jpg!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 11:32 AM

Great idea with matches storage, very practical.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-08-2015 01:47 PM

It’s a nice design and these turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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