Spalted Pecan Candle Holders

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 08-03-2009 04:04 AM 1966 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of candle holders I made out of the spalted pecan I picked up at the sawyer’s a couple of weeks ago. They are the same size, though the base/feet configuation is different. One of them now belongs to my wife, and the other is for sale online.

I finished them with two coats of tung oil, one coat of wipe-on gloss polyurethane and three coats of wipe-on satin polyurethane. In my experience the gloss poly dries harder, and the spalted wood is pretty soft, so I used the gloss to strengthen the wood. I could have flooded it with super glue, but it wasn’t that fragile.

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 04:06 AM

simple but nice

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 04:42 AM

Simple but nice design. Good finish

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 05:12 AM

The spalted pecan has some nice figure to it.

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 07:38 AM

Nice candle holders. Great spalted pecan.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 08-03-2009 12:29 PM

That is beautiful wood! The design is simple but elegant.
Should sell easily!
Keep them coming…they are a joy to view!

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 01:57 PM

Those are nice Jay. The figure in the first one is outstanding.

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