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My problem is that I can’t through any wood away…..
So in a while I have so many scrap pieces that I stumbling over it.
Mostly I allways use wood I found or is for free.
That’s why I came on this idea.
Making nice looking candles for the dark day’s of the year.

1. Cut the left overs in pieces (I used Pallet wood, floorboards and some plywood with a top of oak)
2. Glue them together and use rubberband for clamping.
3. Sand them and drill a hole in it and put some walnutoil on it.
3,4,5,6 See the results


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#1 posted 1251 days ago

Great projects !!

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#2 posted 1251 days ago

Those are really nice, Houtje. My wife loves candles and I have plenty of “scrap” laying around the shop. I’ll have to make her a few of these. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#3 posted 1251 days ago

I hear Ya My L J brother , I have the same condition as You ! Can’t bring myself to discard with any thing wood working related, especially scrap wood. I have little cut offs every where !! Anyway , like Your scrap project, they turned out great. I might have to give them a try. Thanks for the post ! ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 1251 days ago

Really great idea, I have a growing collection of scraps that I don’t know what to do with, but I just can’t bring myself to burn scrap walnut or purpleheart.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 1251 days ago

wow houtje, dat ziet er goed uit(that looks good). wood does not have to be expensive to build nice things



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#6 posted 1251 days ago

Very nice work with some left over scrap. I like it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#7 posted 1251 days ago

Nice work.. And alot of the other LJ’s, know how you feel we can’t just let go of the scraps..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 1251 days ago

They are relley nice, cool idea for the scraps.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 1251 days ago

Great idea… now what about all those splinters I save!!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 1251 days ago

meaby toothpicks? ;-)

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#11 posted 1251 days ago

I can totally relate to the difficulty of throwing out anything but sawdust. I even use as much of that as I can for amnimal bedding. It’s a good thing that glue is relatively cheap. I remember so well when I was a boy, walking over to the lumber yard in my hometown and being able to go through the scrap pile and take away as much as I could carry. Part of the fun is seeing what you can do with what you have to work with.

Nice idea, I already can see a few candle projects for stocking stuffers…... Christmas is coming!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 1251 days ago

Hey, that looks great. What are you going to do with the scraps that are left over from this scrap project? This might even give me some incentive to clean up all the scrap pieces that are laying around all over the shop.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#13 posted 1251 days ago

great use of left over wood..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#14 posted 1251 days ago

These are terrific! So pretty and a great use of scraps. I really like the rubber band tip. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#15 posted 1250 days ago

and you do such wonderful things with it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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