My version of woodsmiths candle holder

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Project by kent_michaels posted 1325 days ago 1602 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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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 1325 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

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

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

Really nice.

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#8 posted 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

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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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#10 posted 1325 days ago

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

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#11 posted 1325 days ago

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 1325 days ago

very nice I thought this was tiger maple dyed.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 1324 days ago

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 1324 days ago

Looks Great !!

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

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#15 posted 1320 days ago

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

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