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Juglans nigra - Tea Light Holder

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Project by JamesVavra posted 1493 days ago 1789 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This object is solid and surprisingly heavy. It’s made of Juglans nigra (black walnut) and stands about 8” tall and 5 1/2” in diameter. Inserted into the top are three tea lights. I cut two small grooves and then filled them with walnut dust and CA glue for some additional interest. While I spent about 45 minutes working on getting that part just right, it sort of looks like I spent 4 seconds drawing two circles with a sharpie – next time I’ll use larger grooves and a contrasting material.

The finish is several coats of tung oil followed by a wiping lacquer, buffed out with 0000 steel wool and waxed.

James





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

This is a unique and creative idea and it is very well done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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clieb91

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

That is a pretty neat candle holder. I liek the idea about filling the grooves with sawdust, what a way to clean up your shop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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dakremer

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

yeah i agree, this is really unique. I love the design…good job. is this turned? or how was it made?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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scrappy

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

Great design and turn. I like the 2 rings but agree, a contrasting material might look better. This looks great as is.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1492 days ago

Very cool looking.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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rance

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#6 posted 835 days ago

I think the very thin lines give it an elegance that fatter lines would not. Very nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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