Bobeche Potpourri Pots?

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 12-14-2009 01:58 AM 1438 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I guess that I got you to look at these projects cause you wondered what a ”Bobeche” is? Well, a bobeche is a glass candle protector, or light protector. They go under a candle or light usually on a chandelier or candle stand. Some are old, some are new, some are expensive, but most are cheap! I got a ton of these on e-bay for almost nothing. The wood was scraps that we were throwing away for the sap wood or being to small to us, so the wood was free! I watch the size of the opening and which way the design shows. Some bobeche’s have the shapes on the wrong side of the curve. And the great thing is the tops are open, so you can put stuff in them…. Potpurri, marbles, and so on. The first one is a walnut with sap bowl with a fancy and heavy crystal bobeche on the top. I made the wood fit way up into the glass, so it won’t fall off. The high and fancy dome is great, got 5 of these for under 8 bucks! The second one is a very thin top glass, with hand carved stars on it. Got around 10 of these and each one was just a little different in size, and look, all hand done, under $10 ( I am a cheap skate!) The 3 one is a new etched glass top with a nice dome on it. It has a snowflake etched on the glass. Got 6, I believe for under $5! I share this with you cause things sell very well, and are cheap to make. I used a small micro chuck on them. They smell great when filled with something smelly. And they are fun to shop for…..


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#1 posted 12-14-2009 02:26 AM

Nice idea! Well done too!

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 03:01 AM

Very Cool!!!

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 03:01 AM

sweet deal and fantastic projects!!

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 03:11 AM

very nice idea and use of the scraps. Well done.

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 08:12 AM

Cool idea. Have been looking at potpuri tops. These look like they will work just as good.(and cheaper!)

Great group of turnings. Scrap woods the best!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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