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Maple Candlestick Box

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Project by dadefreese posted 06-15-2011 04:05 AM 1571 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a basic candlestick box as a gift using a few scraps of maple, especially the quilted maple lid. It’s a basic box with rabbeted finger joints cut free-hand on the tablesaw. I used the tablesaw to bevel the lid on 3 sides followed by some smoothing on the belt sander. I used chisels and gouges to make the little finger pull. I have to say the lid feels almost supple to the touch. I would alter the ‘open’ end of this type of box next time I make one. I used simple Watco Teak Oil for this finish.





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yrob

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 04:18 AM

Very nice. Good creative use of scraps. Sounds like a perfect project to make as a little gift. Making it bigger, it would fit a wine bottle..

-- Yves

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 04:50 AM

Great looking box and functional too! Thanks for sharing…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bigike

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 04:52 AM

very cool lookin box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 06:40 AM

I love the lid

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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mafe

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 11:23 AM

It’s beautiful.
I like the simple look and the play in the lid wood.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 01:50 PM

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 02:34 PM

Very nice. I like the proportions.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#8 posted 06-15-2011 02:54 PM

It’s a wonderful reproduction of a colonial candle box. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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