Candle Box

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Project by Andy posted 09-13-2007 09:20 PM 3967 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for Marilyn from a plan and modified it to fit candles instead of a bottle of wine. The ends and top are Lacewood and the sides are Curly Maple. The handle is Bloodwood and is set into American Sycamore. The pins are Brass. The finish is multiple coats of Deft lacquer.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 09-13-2007 09:22 PM

This is a great box. Where have I seen this before? I think I have a plan for a similar box. Your version is really nicely done.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 10:21 PM

Very nice. I like the detail.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 09-14-2007 01:04 AM

Great work, Andy. I just love your small boxes! How about a picture that shows the whole box?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 09-14-2007 08:42 AM

Very impressive workmanship and wood selection. Your finishing process would be welcome information.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 09-14-2007 10:15 AM

that handle!!!! awesome

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 09-14-2007 07:30 PM

Nice work Andy. Just make sure they do not carry the box by the handle. It might slip open, or break the grooves.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 09-14-2007 10:05 PM

It looks like your photography skills are equal to your woodworking skills. Nice work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 09-15-2007 05:34 PM

Very nice Andy. It reminds me of a Doug Stowe box. I built a similar one for my dad. Yours is more elegant by far. Nice work!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 09-15-2007 07:26 PM

Another stunner Andy. Beautiful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 12-10-2007 11:22 PM

I have seen that plan before but this is the best version I’ve seen. Beautiful.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-10-2008 07:44 AM

This is the first time that I have seen your work. You are a great craftsman. Interesting that you use the spray on Deft finish so much. Will have to consider it. Usually between tung oil and wax, I am a happy camper. The cutting boards are awesome too. I am a big fan of angle grinders and I see you are too.

Great work!
Regards, Ellen

-- Ellen --

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#12 posted 02-10-2008 12:17 PM

Great box Andy!

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 11:50 PM

Andy: That is one fine lopoking candle box. We plan on making some at our woodworking club and so I went looking for some that have been made.

Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 08-04-2010 12:26 AM

Thanks Karson, not my design of course, but a winner and easy to build.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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