Candy Dish Christmas Gift

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Project by twirlygirl posted 12-08-2016 10:15 PM 1002 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small candy dish I made for a coworker of mine. It is about 3 1/2” in diameter and 4” tall. Looking at it after it was all assembled, I think the stem should have been a little shorter. But I LOVE the way the colors of the Maple and the Rosewood complement each other! It is finished with a sealer and wax.

Thank you Jim Jakosh for the Rosewood! I finally had a chance to use some and am very intrigued with the way it turns and how it finishes.

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 10:18 PM

Very nice, I really like the added—odd—stripe. It adds a bunch to the appeal.

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 10:43 PM

interesting laminations. very nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 10:57 PM

That is so nice.
Love the laminations.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 12-09-2016 12:26 AM

You did a great job combining the two colors. Really stands out. Pass the candy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-09-2016 01:44 AM

Well done, love the pattern

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 12-09-2016 05:23 AM

That’s wonderful. Your candy dish looks like taffy. (That’s the first time I’ve ever seen the word “taffy,” on LJs.)

-- Mark

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#7 posted 12-09-2016 06:28 PM

Very nicely done :-)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 12-09-2016 08:51 PM

That is a beautiful, dish, Michelle. yo sure put the rosewood to good use. The finish is excellent!!
You have to try some with Sycamore, too!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-09-2016 10:27 PM

This candy dish turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-10-2016 12:38 PM

Beautiful Candy Dish. Well done!!! The way you have the wood strips complements the colours of the wood. I like the stem as it is, If it were thinner it might not have blended so well. Great Project!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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