Candle Holder - Quick and Easy

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Project by Druid posted 12-12-2015 07:41 AM 1021 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, it’s really easy to make, basic in design, but it can light up a table. Just make sure to use non-drip candles if you value your tablecloth.
The piece of log was sliced on my bandsaw, then sanded to give a flat surface to keep it level when in use. The holes were then made with a forstner bit to match the size of the brass candle inserts which are simply pressed in.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 12-12-2015 08:31 AM

Nice idea. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 09:05 AM

I agree with Dutchy. It is, a Nice Idea…..There is a Spiritual look to it. What kind of wood is it John?



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 11:38 AM

Nice holder. I like the brass bushing to dress up the holes!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 12:23 PM

I Like It!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 01:23 PM

Perfect rustic look for Christmas John, nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 12-12-2015 01:36 PM

Nicely done John. It’s got a nice festive look to it.

-- Bernie, Oshawa, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-12-2015 02:23 PM

It’s a nice project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 12-12-2015 05:40 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. I’m glad that you are all enjoying this project.
Cliff – the wood is cedar.
Jim – the brass inserts are part number 41K19.01 from Lee Valley Tools.

Happy holidays to all of you.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 12-12-2015 06:30 PM

Looks very classy! Well done.

-- Anna

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#10 posted 12-12-2015 06:33 PM

Great concept – can be “spruced” up with some greenery to make a great centerpiece or left plain for a more rustic look. The design could be made for any size and number of candles (maybe even a Menorah). And it is so easy to make – definitely going into my favorites as a gift idea for future use.

Best wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and/or Elating Epiphany – in other words Happy Holidays!

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 12-27-2015 01:07 AM

I like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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