|Project by MrRock||posted 12-16-2007 04:52 PM||1522 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this candle holder as a Christmas present for my mother. I don’t know exactly what kind of wood it is, it was a scrap at the workshop at my school. It’s a really heavy, hard, and dense wood, though.
Overall the candle holder is about a foot long and about four inches wide. It doesn’t seem like it, but it was a little more complicated than it looks. The holes that the glass cups sit in are two inches in diameter, but since I didn’t have any forstner bits that large, I had to improvise. I resawed about 3/8ths of an inch off of the piece and planes all of the saw marks off of it. Then, I drilled the holes with a two inch hole saw and glued it back on to the larger piece left over from the original. More ime consuming than I had planned on, but a benefit is that there are no dimples left over from the spur on a forstner bit. Closing a window, opoening a dorr, I guess.
The finish is one coat of teak oil, followed by five coats of lacquer.
-- The Dude abides...