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Project by JimRochester posted 01-06-2019 11:52 PM 627 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These were from a Woodsmith magazine a few years ago. Ended up being pretty simple. The trick is good bandsaw work. Keeping the curved top an even .375 means you can sand through the drum sander. I made 8 for relatives and a couple extra to sell. I think people can really do a lot with different candles, colored marbles, rocks, sand, etc.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.





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BenDupre

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#1 posted 01-06-2019 11:56 PM

Very nice. I remember this project from the show. Good bandsaw work means good bandsaw maintenance! What is the wood?

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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JimRochester

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#2 posted 01-06-2019 11:59 PM

I made per their suggestion and used QS white oak with a darker stain.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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LoganN

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#3 posted 01-07-2019 02:13 AM

As always, great job my friend

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bugradx2

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#4 posted 01-07-2019 04:07 PM

very nice

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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leafherder

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#5 posted 01-07-2019 05:23 PM

Very cool – and very versatile design not just colors of marbles but size and number of candles or flower vases. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 01-07-2019 05:40 PM

Nice tray…I like that curved shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rob

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#7 posted 01-10-2019 05:16 PM

Very neat. Is there a flat spot on the bottom to stop it from rocking?

-- /G\

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JimRochester

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#8 posted 01-11-2019 11:08 AM

Yes. The item is from volume 216 from Dec 2014. Started with 8/4 oak, resawed to 1.5 inches. Once you cut the curved top you remove the edges of the bottom piece. So the area you see with the candles is the bottom section with walls about 1/4 inch thick.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#9 posted 01-12-2019 06:08 AM

Simple projects are fun, quick and easy – and rewarding! Great work.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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