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Cactus Tea Light

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-18-2017 03:48 PM 1527 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tea light was made from the top of the cactus from the base of the table I last posted. It is cholla cactus that is 4 1/2” in diameter and glued onto a mesquite plate. The center was bored afterward and a pistachio plug was glued in and turned to accept the glass tea light holder. It is 2 3/4” high and finished with gloss polyurethane.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 01-18-2017 04:10 PM

Nice little project. I like it!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 04:55 PM

nice to see you again,Jim
simply but very nice

-- bambi

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 05:11 PM

Looks very nice Jim.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 05:33 PM

Jim, this is a beautiful project and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 01-18-2017 06:22 PM

Nice Jim, and it goes well with the table.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 06:39 PM

Pretty interesting wood, I like the way light goes thru.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 07:15 PM

Great little project! I like the look of the cactus. Job well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 07:40 PM

VERY VERY COOL Cactus Tea Light…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 08:09 PM

Very nice imaginative piece Jim. Waste nothing. If I remember correctly some cholla species can grow 12-15 feet. Do you know the largest diameter ?

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

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#10 posted 01-18-2017 08:16 PM

nice looking light

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#11 posted 01-18-2017 08:28 PM

Very cool looking lamp Jim. nice way to use the left over piece.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 01-18-2017 11:51 PM

that cactus is way cool, Jim. I especially like how the light bounces off of it in the photos.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#13 posted 01-19-2017 01:00 AM

Wow!!!,
That is really great Jim, I especially love the night effect.
Great use of leftovers.

Bob.

-- 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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lew

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#14 posted 01-19-2017 02:05 AM

Awesome little light, Jim!

Is cactus difficult to work with?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CFrye

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#15 posted 01-19-2017 03:20 AM

I, too, like the way the light shines through the cracks in the cactus. Nicely done, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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