Another Candle Holder - Inspired by Ellen35

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Project by JoeMags posted 11-21-2011 06:04 AM 1901 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another variation of some beautiful candle holders that Ellen had posted once. I made this one as a house warming gift for a very good friend of mine who just bought a new condominium. I only have the first coat of poly on it and it still needs to be rubbed down and re-coated at least one more time. I have to start packing for a trip tomorrow and probably won’t finish it until after Thanksgiving so I figured I would post it now. The body is Walnut and the legs and inlay are Maple.

Thanks for looking and Happy Thanksgiving.


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#1 posted 11-21-2011 06:20 AM

Really nice candle holder. Could u give a quick rundown of how u made it ie joints and types of wood i would love to try and due something like this for my first project.

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 06:58 AM

Very nice !
How did you attach the legs ?

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 01:18 PM

I LOVE seeing variations on a theme… this is a sweet one!
I really love the inlay on top as well as the way you have attached the legs to show the entire body.

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

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks everyone. Yeah I kinda figured someone would want to know how the legs were attached :-)
I had originally planned on gluing but then I thought about the fact that the joint was going to be end grain to end grain and probably wouldtn’t work. I came up with drilling and screwing through the legs from the bottom into the body. I put pockets in the bottom of the legs to accommodate the screw heads and I filled the pockets with wood filler. It was a little tricky but in the end it came out very solid.

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 06:32 PM

Great present. Your friend is sure to love it.

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 06:36 PM

Great project and a wonderful person to be inspired by.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 01:23 AM

Very nice, the candle holder will make an excellent gift!

-- So much wood, so little time

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