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Project by degoose posted 10-26-2011 06:53 AM 1453 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you do with the ends of slabs… the bits that look like they should be in the scrap bin… or maybe the fire box…

Well this is what I did…

I sanded them and drilled 3 holes with a forstner bit and dropped in some soy tea light candles…

1.Queensland maple..
2.More maple
3.Maple with a curved slice of purple heart… cut on the curve cutting jig on the bandsaw…
4.This is a branch off a camphor laurel tree that was cut in the neighbors yard last year…

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

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 07:03 AM

You are on a roll :):)

I like the 4th one the best.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 07:23 AM

Very good, Larry!

That’s a good way to do it… and you may demand a higher price too!

COOL… stuff…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 07:52 AM

Good idea Larry. Too nice to burn. I couldn’t do it either ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 09:01 AM

Good recycle job…nice one.

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 12:00 PM

Very nice and certainly rustic…..these would do well as gifts or at the farmers market. Good job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 01:28 PM

Larry you should name this “Rustic Art” and give each one its own name. then the pirce for these beauty’s will sky-rocket.

Nice save of some wood tha would have been iin the bin, hope all is well buddy!

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 01:28 PM

They look like something someone would buy. So waste wood equals overhead money. Good ideas, Larry.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 01:29 PM

Right on, Larry. Even what might look like scrap to others can be enhanced with a little creativity like you have done and make it beautiful and Rustic!!

Nice job…..........Jim

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

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 01:31 PM

Nice touch Larry. Well done.

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 02:10 PM

A great use of some slab wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 02:15 PM

Every wood fiber put to good use. You are a clever chap Larry!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 02:19 PM

I can see these sitting above someone’s fire place or on a coffee table. Crafty

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#13 posted 10-26-2011 02:44 PM

Good idea for for good “leftovers”. nicely done Larry

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 10-26-2011 04:01 PM

I really like it!

It is fun to take what many consider scraps and end up with a great project.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#15 posted 10-26-2011 04:10 PM

great way to use beautiful wood that you wonder what to do with, ive made some same kind of candle holders except i used bamboo, i guess i should post them…good job here mate…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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