Christmas presents for Co-workers and friends

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Just something I whipped up tonight after diggin through my scrap bin. 3 sets of 3 walnut tea candle holders. Drilled a half inch hole all the way through them so you can use a pencil to remove the old candle when it needs to be changed. Sprayed with a few coats of lacquer, then hand rubbed with wax.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 06:29 AM

Awesome, simple, quick, people will love them. I love the idea!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 06:59 AM

Simple but very elegant, nice work!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 07:22 AM

Where were you last week when I wanted “Quick yet elegant” designs for my presents? The small hole is a great idea. I have had complaints that the emties are hard to remove. Thanks for the ideas.

Keep up the fantastic work.


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

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 07:50 AM

Simple, effective, and cost efficient. Well done.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 10:03 AM


-- hrvoje

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 11:59 AM

Great idea. Very very nice.
I have some nice teak cutoffs that would be perfect for this.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 01:14 PM

these are SOOOO beautiful… exquisite really.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 02:19 PM

This is a pretty good idea. Not only do you whittle down the offcuts that seem to mulitply on their own but you make a thoughtful gift for others while getting in some shop time. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

By the way the candle holders are gorgoeus.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 03:32 PM

great idea and very nice work you did I am sure the gifts will be treasured for years and years

-- Cosmicturner

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 07:48 AM

Ingenious idea to drill a hole all the way thru the holder to help in candle removal.

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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#11 posted 12-28-2009 08:20 PM

I was looking for good Christmas gift ideas, and this fits the bill. Next year there may be a few of these under the tree. Thanks for sharing!

-- Why make it easy when you can make it difficult?

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#12 posted 01-17-2010 03:16 AM

Great Idea!!! I love these kinds of projects. Instant gratification… my kind of thing.

-- RayCurtis

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