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Project by bryano posted 12-02-2007 03:13 AM 1584 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are candel holders made for family gifts. The second pis is cherry with walnut trim. The third pid is my first veneer job, im quite pleased with the results, I left the trim off this one to show Karson what i did with some of the veneer he gave me. Im hopeing he will tell us what wood this veneer came from.

-- bryano

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 03:42 AM

It’s Madrone Burl veneer from the Pacific Northwest. I like to use it along with cherry because it looks like some cherry burl. It doesn’t age like cherry does but it has a great design.

I made a wooden book cover for my daughter-in-law who was going to medical school, because the grain looks a lot like blood vessels going through your body.

Great looking gifts. before I looked at your right-up I said to myself Nice looking pet feeding dishes.

But, you picked a more creative and useful use. Too good for the pets.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 05:57 AM

Thank you Karson, I guess your right, in the pics they do look like pet dish holders except that they would be for small pets. They are 12” long 2.5” tall and 3.5” wide. the holes are sized to what ever the candel cup size is. Since would look nice as pet dish holders I think ill make them a bit larger (for full size pets).

-- bryano

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 06:34 AM

Great looking gifts Bryano.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 08:29 AM

Hi Bryan;

Nice job. I guess as pet dishes, it would be food, water, and condiments. LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 02:15 PM

Good idea Lee! My dog loves ketchup on everything!

Bryano, these are nice. You’ve incorporated some nice contrasting woods into a good project. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 03:20 PM

My wife just started getting into candles (God save us all) , these look great!

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 05:39 PM

Dadoo, the finish is just a shelac based sanding sealer ,220 grit, sealer,302 grit, up to 600grit. Thanks to all for the nice coments.

-- bryano

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 06:23 PM

Nice job, Bryano!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 10:16 PM

Beautiful candle holder Bryano, Love the color of the finish. mike

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

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 06:03 AM

Neat idea Bryano

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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