Candle Holder

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Project by MrRock posted 12-16-2007 04:52 PM 1977 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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...

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#1 posted 12-16-2007 06:36 PM

A nice gift that I am sure was appreciated. It came out well.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 12-16-2007 08:41 PM

cool…i like it! the finiish is nice..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 12-16-2007 09:09 PM

Way to improvise, and it made a cleaner product.

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#4 posted 12-17-2007 04:19 PM

oh I love it. Nicely done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 05:29 PM

nice job. what kind of bit did you use that did not leave a center point hole?

-- Smitty!!!

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