|Project by Paul Pomerleau||posted 06-05-2011 06:52 PM||1499 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
It is my sister’s birthday this month (June) and I decided to make her this tea-light candle holder.
I started by laminating some walnut with strips of oak that I had around.
I then started drilling the holes for the candles, but the forstner bits left a little dimple in the middle, I didn’t like that, so I drilled right through and put a thin piece of maple on the bottom so the holes are smooth on the bottom.
I was going to put some type of feet on it when I saw a candle holder on this site that had a tapered bottom.
I liked the way it looked so I did it for mine.
I finished it with a coat of tung oil and a layer of paste wax.
I probably should have put some wipe on poly between the oil and wax. Next time.
It seems like most of the projects that I do never turns out the way the initial idea was supposed to be, it always morphs into something else. I think that makes it more creative and special—one of a kind.
I took my sister out for breakfast this morning and gave it to her, she really liked it.
I even made the card and the bow, but not out of wood :)
Thanks for looking.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada