Candle Box

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Project by Andy posted 2535 days ago 3553 views 21 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 2535 days ago

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 2535 days ago

Very nice. I like the detail.

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

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#3 posted 2535 days ago

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 2535 days ago

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 2535 days ago

that handle!!!! awesome

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2534 days ago

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 2534 days ago

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 2533 days ago

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 2533 days ago

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 2447 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 2386 days ago

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 2385 days ago

Great box Andy!

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#13 posted 1480 days ago

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 †

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#14 posted 1480 days ago

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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