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Project by AaronK posted 01-26-2016 05:31 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple menorahs of maple salvaged from firewood. I found the design in a google image search, but it was being used as a toy. I adapted it to quality hardwood and for use with real candles. The candle holders are made of 7/16” OD brass tubing, which has an ID big enough to fit a standard 3/8” candle comfortably. Overall an easy project. The maple was exceptionally hard, however, and on the non-spalted one the grain was so interlocked that surfacing it was next to impossible with blades – I had to bring it down to final thickness by hand sanding.





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#1 posted 01-26-2016 07:23 PM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 01:37 AM

Great design. What finish did you use?

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 11:36 AM

I used full gloss poly wiping varnish, sanded with 600 grit and polished with paste wax. I had originally put on a couple coats of semi-gloss, but sanded it off. I’m finding semi gloss just makes the finish too hazy and that if I want matte, it’s better to use a full gloss finish. With semi, the ripple patterns just did not pop.

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 04:07 PM

WOW Salvaged wood? Where do you find this nice stuff?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 04:11 PM

I live in vermont, and a i got a couple cords of firewood last year, much of which was maple… so it’s inevitable that there’ll be some spalted and curly pieces in there :)

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