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Spalted Maple Candle Holders

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Project by gdpifer posted 1211 days ago 1500 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These candle holders were turned from a couple of pieces of firewood. The maple tree was a blowdown that my son and I cut into logs a few years ago, intending to saw into lumber. But, we just never got to it and this winter found that the logs weren’t quite what we wanted, so much of it was cut and split for firewood. After seeing some of the projects made with spalted maple I decided to see what I could do with some on my Craftsman Router Crafter. The first two pictured in the fiirst 2 frames are 4-3/4 inches tall and are drilled for tealight candles or small display candles. The other three pictured together and then individuallly are 4-3/4 inches, 3-1/4 inches and 2-1/4 inches all. They are drilled to accept a regular candle. The finish is spray shellac and a bit of polishing wax. My wife really likes the look of the spalting.

-- Garry, Kentucky





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1211 days ago

Nice Garry I like the smooth sleek lines and spalted wood

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1211 days ago

Love the spalted lumber look on these! I made a bushel of these (not turned though) and sold them all at Christmas time last year. Yours are much nicer than mine. :)

-- 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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wiswood2

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#3 posted 1211 days ago

that is some very nice wood ,to bad you didnt cut it in to some boards ,it sells like gold on ebay.
Chuick

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1210 days ago

Love this wood and great project….

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

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