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Project by kiefer posted 08-11-2011 04:14 AM 3399 views 40 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest votive /tea light holder design which I created for my daughter in law and my son which live in pennsylvania and my wife and I are going there for our vacation .
We can’t decide which one to take as a gift and would like your opinion on this.
Let us know asap please as we are leaving this Friday.
The woods are maple and jatoba and the design is one I have had in my head for some time but just could not get it to where I was happy with it.
The finishing will be done when I get there as I do not want the smell in my suitcase .

Thanks in advance

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松





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peteg

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 04:40 AM

Nice job Kiefer, I like the one in the foreground with the amber dishes & the recessed holders, kinda got a Scandanivan look to me, clean, crisp & solid. :))

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

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majeagle1

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 05:48 AM

Actually, you can’t go wrong with either one…...... they are both very, very nice, clean and elegant….
Having said that, If I were to choose, I think I prefer the one with the raised insets as opposed to the flush insets. ..... just MHO…....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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frostdude

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 06:10 AM

Both have very classic lines and symertry, but my choice would be the one with the raised inserts, it has a little more detail. Whatever one is given, the receiptent will be blessed with it.

-- frostdude, northern cal

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Tim Kindrick

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 06:19 AM

Very nice!!! I can’t tell from the pics but the one with the flush inserts appears to have wider legs? If that’s the case, then I like it better. If not, I like the one with the raised inserts!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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dpop24

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 09:04 AM

Why choose, can’t you give both? They are both gorgeous but I like the one with the raised inserts a tad better.

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 09:49 AM

well done on both. I think I prefer the one with the raised insets as opposed to the flush insets. It gives it more depth. Enjoy the vacation….

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

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degoose

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 12:08 PM

I have several to make and have been looking for inspiration… I may use part of your design..If you don’t mind too much…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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ellen35

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#8 posted 08-11-2011 12:38 PM

great designs… they are unusual and very eye catching!

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

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ChesapeakeBob

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#9 posted 08-11-2011 01:24 PM

Fantastic design and workmanship. There is something about the one with the flush inserts that I prefer. REALLY, a nice job!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 08-11-2011 01:24 PM

Kiefer, these are a pair of good looking centerpieces. I would be hard pressed to decide between the two of them but I am of the same opinion as Ken. The raised inserts do give that centerpiece more visual interest.

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

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Wolffarmer

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#11 posted 08-11-2011 02:51 PM

Nice work. I would prefer the one with the flush inserts.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Jonathan

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#12 posted 08-11-2011 07:05 PM

I like the one with the raised inserts. Is it me, or did you switch the candles around in a couple of the pictures?

I like the added detail/depth that the raised one lends. Still, I like both of them, but if I only had to choose one, it’d be the one with the raised inserts.

They look like “candle benches” to me.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Maveric777

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#13 posted 08-11-2011 07:38 PM

Honestly you cant go wrong with either… Both are winners in my book…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mcoyfrog

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#14 posted 08-11-2011 08:30 PM

Both rock, but I too like the one with the raised insets just a tad more..

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

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rmoore

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#15 posted 08-12-2011 01:18 AM

Another vote for the raised inserts.

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

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