My version of woodsmiths candle holder

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Project by kent_michaels posted 01-12-2011 05:16 PM 1929 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I resized the base to be thinner and made the holes shallower so that more of the candle would be visible. This was my first woodworking project. The dados took some time without having a dado blade. Made from purpleheart and walnut. I’ve been a long time LJ reader but this is my first post.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 05:23 PM

wow curly purple heart! havent seen that before, looks awesome

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 05:28 PM

Nice looking project.Don’t believe I’ve ever seen curly purpleheart before.Would sure make some great looking boxes and such.Could use a bunch of that.Welcome to the club.

-- Mike Wix

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 05:29 PM

congrats on your first project and hats off on an excellent completion of it. I’m sure there will be more to follow now that you have the bug hehe

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 05:34 PM

Curly purple heart is jaw-dropping sometimes, and definitely in this case. Welcome to LJ

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 05:37 PM

You sure you didn’t dye some curly maple and pull a fast one on us? :-)

I bet it picks up the candle light nicely. Looks like it could shimmer.

Welcome to LJs!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 05:50 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The board that I got this purpleheart from didn’t show any signs of being curly (or more accurately Im so new to woodworking that i didnt pick up on it) until I resawed it. Now I wish I had got the whole board!

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 05:57 PM

Really nice.

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 06:53 PM

Very nice, I have worked with PH alot and have never seen character like that. That is some cool wood. Nice job and congrats on you first posts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 07:03 PM

Really cool candle holder, that wood is sure pretty!
Nice work on it!
Welcome to LumberJocks!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 07:20 PM

Just like veryone else has said. That is some amazing looking wood. I wish I could find some like that.

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#11 posted 01-12-2011 10:01 PM

some very very niiiiceee PH-wood there
its a beautyfull candle holder you have made, ceep up the good work

and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun while you learn and share
but be aware it can be very addictive to hang out with this gang
allthaugh that isnĀ“t the worst place you can bee they are all very nice
and will help you when you have a question

take care

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#12 posted 01-12-2011 10:09 PM

very nice I thought this was tiger maple dyed.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 06:48 AM

I thought it was tier dyed maple as well, never heard of curly purple heart.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#14 posted 01-13-2011 06:55 PM

Looks Great !!

One of those measure (at least ) twice and cut once boards, for sure !!!

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#15 posted 01-17-2011 02:52 PM

made one myself. out of maple and black walnut yours looks alot better. keep the saw dust fly-in

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