My Sister's Birthday Candle Holder

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 06-05-2011 06:52 PM 1905 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 08:56 PM

Nice present. Fun gifts to make.

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

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 12:37 AM

Awesome color & design. I agree with your choice on the bottom. Looks great! I think I will try this style on my next one.

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

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 03:50 AM

this is the kind of present that will never be forgotten
nice job there friend
you must like your sister a lot !


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 12-11-2011 11:40 PM

Very nice to have a Sister! You have someone to help You figure out Your Family together. You know Your doing fine if Your making gifts for Her

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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