Ratcheting Candlestand

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 11-14-2010 07:52 PM 3187 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I believe someone posted one of these a while ago, but this is my version.

I decided to build a few of these for Christmas gifts. The design is based on an antebellum original found at the Gamble Plantation in Florida which was an active plantation during the mid 1800’s.

I built them from walnut, stained with Minwax red mahogany, followed my a coat of Watco Danish Oil in medium walnut. Then about 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.

I did make a few of the candle holders out of copper, but decided I wasnt a metal worker so ended up salvaging a few holders from an old candelabrum and used those instead.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 08:05 PM

An interesting candle holder, I’m going to file this away for future reference, thanks!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 11:39 PM

Wow! Wayne nice Christmas gift would you like my address now? LOL
Best to you

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 02:21 AM

That makes a wonderful Christmas gift. Great job.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 05:42 AM

I like it. It looks good and the mechanics of it are very cool.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 04:13 PM

Nice work. Super Christmas gifts.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 12:24 AM

Very nice! I’m actually working on a pair of these out of walnut. I’m thinking of just doing the natural danish oil and some paste wax on them. I’ll post pics when I finally get them finished up.

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 05:27 PM

Anyone know where I can purchase one of these as a personal gift?

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