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Project by Goddahavefun posted 04-26-2011 10:25 AM 1561 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Busy in the shed making candle holders !!

Made this for a friend that needs spiriting up !!
Young mum with cancer !!!
The smile on her face when i gave it to her ! was fantastic !!! :)

Mystical : did the trick !!

Timber : Mountin Ash

I have been experimenting different finishing techniques !!

I achieved this result via

  1. Oak Stain
  2. Sand back
  3. Apply Acylic art paint via damp cloth
  4. Spray Laquer Gloss

You Know ! as Woodworker, I am sometimes selfish with my time in the shed (away from my wife )
But this was time spent for someone that needed a lift !
So time well spent !

Have a great day


-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 10:30 AM

Nice gift, I like the finish as I’m a big fan of Purple heart and thats what the first one kind of looks like.

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

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 12:21 PM

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 12:51 PM

Anthony, it looks like you have gone into full production mode on these candle holders! What you did with this one is a wonderful idea since these projects make nice gifts that are always well received.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-26-2011 02:33 PM

I like the fact that you used the cracked wood. It looks nice and you’ll never see another one just like it. Your finishing sounds similar to Trifern’s technique.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 04-26-2011 02:40 PM

dang you got me there …. realy thought it was purplehart :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing ….you shuold make a blogserie and show
what you have found out and how you do it in details :-)

a nice gift to the young mum and very well spend time in the shop

take care

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 03:34 PM

Great job man! Awosome finish and awosome cause!

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 04-26-2011 08:53 PM

Love the finish

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 04-27-2011 01:34 PM

I really like how the dark colors are mixed into the top. Gives it a whole new look. Great job.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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