Walnut Candle Holder

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Project by leoto posted 11-27-2011 06:36 AM 2693 views 38 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2nd woodworking project. My friend has been teaching me the ropes of it and using his shop to do so. I have been following him around the past year and getting a feel for this and have become quite interested, and now I’ve finally started myself, slowly, but it’s a start. I fashioned this project after kiefer’s Japanese Zen. The main body of the candle holder is made out of Walnut, and the three holders are made out of Curly Maple. I decided to make this as a gift for my friends for Christmas, took about a couple days to make, and enjoyed doing every bit of it.

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 01:36 PM

Well done on a second project I would be proud if someone gave me a present like this.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 04:00 PM

good job, great pictures

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 04:45 PM

Nice project to take on with a bench top full of cut off / scraps…well made and very attractive. Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 05:12 PM

Great looking Candle holder and I love the wood choices and it is a great interpretation of my candle holder.
I feel honored .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 07:22 PM

Great job on your 2nd project and welcome to the world of woodworking! You will love this web siite as well. So many levels of members and they all want to help and support you through the journey.

Woodworking for me is such and inner peace that not only keeps me productive & off the couch. It gives you such joy when you make a gift for someone, and they know how special it is that you took hours of your time to create it for them.

Welcome and we look fwd to seeing more.

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

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#6 posted 11-27-2011 08:18 PM

that’s a great design! Love it!

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 05:49 PM

Well done for a second project, but also well done period. Looks very nice. I am thinking of doing one of these for the family, but with 30 or so slots. Sometimes my parents will do an advent log for each day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is getting me thinking of trying to do something like that but without the log. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 02:50 AM

Great looking project! I love love your Zen design and choice of woods. I’d like to make one of these myself. Would you mind sharing your dimensions? I’m new to wood working myself.
Thanks Sluggo

-- Sluggo,Illinois

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 02:19 AM

Very nifty. I likes it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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