Votive holder # ????

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Project by kiefer posted 08-08-2011 03:58 AM 3194 views 36 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another version of one of my votive holders which is very much in demand around friends and family.
I used a different combination of woods for this one which are spruce and roasted maple with cherry for the legs.


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:00 AM

That looks like it could make a pretty nice sushi platter.

-- John in GP

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 04:04 AM

Hi John
I am glad you like it and I am sure my wfe will agree with you !
Thanks for the comment .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 05:31 AM

I like it. Is roasted maple a type of maple or a technique you used on it?

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 06:00 AM

Roasted or toasted maple is a product made by heating the raw maple for a given amount of time under controlled conditions.
You can read about this process by googling wood heat treatment which is a very interesting subject !
My main interest is the color which makes nice accents but structurally the wood strength is much reduced
and somewhat brittle and soft.
Thanks and I am glad you like the votive holder they are easy to build, just laminate whatever scraps you have
and cut some angles and drill for legs and you are done and have a nice gift for someone !

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 07:28 AM

very nice design, superior wood combo

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#6 posted 08-08-2011 12:20 PM

Very nice design… has a Zen quality to it.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 01:03 PM

Kiefer, you executed a nice design on the centerpiece. With design, such as you have done, and wood changes the possibilities for these are nearly endless.

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

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#8 posted 08-08-2011 02:10 PM

Now that is really sharp.
Good design, gotta remember this one.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 08-08-2011 02:20 PM

Neat design, pretty lumber and well executed… thanks for the idea!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 03:49 PM

Kiefer, that looks so cool did you heat treat the wood yourself or did you purchase it?

-- Billp

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#11 posted 08-08-2011 11:21 PM

Nice job indeed :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 08-09-2011 02:59 AM

A big thank you to all of you and I feel honoured by all the good comments like sharp, zen, cool, pretty and on and on.
The design just came about without much planning and the choice of wood just looked good.
The roasted maple is available in this area from Windsor Plywood but I will try to heat treat some different woods myself and see what I can produce .
Thank you all again and I will for you future designs on LJ’s


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 08-09-2011 06:51 AM

Toasted maple is delicious with a little butter and grape jelly..
Cool project..great gift for family


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#14 posted 08-09-2011 06:37 PM

Love the wood combination and the very unique design on this one…... Have to try this one as well

thanks for sharing,

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 08-10-2011 05:34 AM

Roasted chestnut are one of my favorites but our lumber yard just don’t stock them I wonder why ?
But thanks for the comment


-- Kiefer

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