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Project by kiefer posted 09-05-2011 05:20 PM 5573 views 97 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another dream i remembered when I woke up the other day.
Having totally failed at a different design the previous day a thought I try Japanese and my wife ask if all those words ( FUJI MAKITA DIAWA ETC ) I was using while designing and building this piece where Japanese ?
The design is a interpretation of Japanese timber framing and I think it lends itself well to this candle holder.
Woods are northern spruce and jatoba for the inserts .
The candle cup is a multi size to fit various votives and tee lights and is done with three sizes of bits starting with the largest , this gives me the option of using different looks and also adds another decorative touch to the holder .

Thanks and please feel free to comment and destroy my dream .LOL

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 05:37 PM

Let me be the first to say …Great job : )
I really like its multiple personalities !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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kiefer

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 05:43 PM

Thanks DUSTY
The adaptability is a good thing according to friends that have seen it.

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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patron

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 05:50 PM

what a great interpretation
of a classic design

very nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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kiefer

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 06:08 PM

Thank you PATRON
Coming from you it must mean I did OK.

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Praki

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 06:21 PM

Very nice! I am going to have to build one too!

What kind of wood is it? How did you finish it?

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 06:33 PM

Nice job well done. Nice flow to this.

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

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itsmic

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 06:39 PM

Very Nice, fine interpertation, I think I’m turning Japanese, lols, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-05-2011 06:59 PM

That is a very sweet candle holder…........Thanks for sharing….........Jim

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 09-05-2011 07:09 PM

Yes I like that a lot.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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kiefer

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#10 posted 09-05-2011 07:11 PM

Thanks PRAKI
The wood is northers spruce for the frame and jatoba for the candle cups.
The finish is black spray paint and watco oil natural on the cups.
I am thinking of maybe coating it with spray lacquer but we all like the contrast right now as it makes the cups stand out a bit.
I will see .

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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kiefer

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#11 posted 09-05-2011 07:13 PM

Thanks MIC
I hope you know some Japanese it seems to help building this one. LOL
I am glad you like it

Your buddy KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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kiefer

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#12 posted 09-05-2011 07:17 PM

Tanks JIM
Its nice to be able to share what I design and build and get some good feedback.
Also love all the good posts from you guys ,it’s are great inspiration to me.

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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ellen35

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#13 posted 09-05-2011 07:17 PM

That is spectacular! Great design!
I LOVE the Asian look of this.

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

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kiefer

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#14 posted 09-05-2011 07:21 PM

Thanks MARTYN
I have so much admiration for your creations .
Your designs and craftsmanship are extraordinary.
For you to comment on this is greatly appreciated .

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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itsmic

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#15 posted 09-05-2011 07:22 PM

KIEFER- No, I don’t know any Japanese, unless “ah sooo” counts, but the Japanese themes that have been posted are very attrative and add extra flavor to this already fantastic site, thanks to all the great woodworkes here of which You are a Great Contributor, Thanks Your Friend Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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