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Project by pottz posted 03-19-2017 09:37 PM 674 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ive had this piece of an old oak beam that I got from a customer that did a remodel for lionel Ritchie several years ago,it came from a an old building that was about 150 years old,this is a scrap from one of the beams that was used in the ceiling of his great room.so in between projects I came up with this votive holder.the end cap is a piece of live edge walnut,i save just about everything,comes in handy for these kinds of projects.size is 19”l x 3”h x 9” w finished with maloof oil that I mix myself.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 03-19-2017 10:52 PM

Oh very nice result Pottz

A couple of questions if I may
1. I hope you had it fumigated as it appears riddled with worm.
2. I went looking for Lionel Ritchies great room found nothing, some further hints please
3. Did the ceiling collapse due to decay.

Maloof Oil? mind the candles now otherwise 1 flash and the Oak will be Ash

-- Regards Robert

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pottz

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#2 posted 03-19-2017 11:35 PM

#1-they had the beams treated before the remodel.i love the worm holes,lots of character! #2-was a big singer in the 80’s still active today. #3-not that i know,my customer has since retired.
maloof oil,no worries rob I use it on everything I make,havnt lost a piece yet!
I also made a lot of pens from this wood,with the help from a lot of ca glue!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 12:33 AM

A pen would certainly display the worm holes well

I shall go look for them straight away even if it takes me all night long

-- Regards Robert

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 03:26 AM

It’s beautiful, Larry.

-- Mark

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pottz

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 03:41 AM

thanks mark,just a flller project in between the real ones.i cant believe youd want to do pens though,with your turning talent it would be a step down,dont prositute yourself,i have too to survive.god I feel so dirty!!!-LOL.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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majuvla

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 07:34 AM

Among many candle holder designs, this one realy pops up – it’s pretty unique in it’s concept and I like that ’’just took it out of a river’’ look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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pottz

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 01:36 PM

thanks ivan i had this piece of wood for years and never new what to do with it,but eventually all wood finds its destiny.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 02:01 PM

This is a beautiful piece and I love the rustic nature of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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