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Project by planeBill posted 858 days ago 1176 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using scraps is always fun. Made these little candle holders to set on the hanging bookshelf. The handles are tenoned into the stems and the stems into the bases. Same colonial red dye as the bookshelf too. Laquer from a spray can.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 858 days ago

Those are nice looking. I’d suggest looking at putting some brass candle holders on there for the candles to sit in. Yours looks kind of dangerous like that. I pick up old candle holders at the thrift stores and cut off the holder part and use on my candle holders. Cool man….................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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planeBill

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#2 posted 858 days ago

I just melt a little wax in the hole and stick the candle in the hot wax, when it cools it is solid and holds the candle. They are not really used anyway. The one in the center is only used so I could pour the melted wax in the other holes.
That is a very good idea though, thanks. Probably would look good too.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#3 posted 857 days ago

Thanks for posting, I like the candle holders. Might have to make some.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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planeBill

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#4 posted 857 days ago

thanks Don, that shows the size of scraps I keep. It’s just so hard to throw them away.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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thelt

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#5 posted 857 days ago

Another idea for candle holders is brass tubing found at the local hardware store. They always have cut-offs cheap.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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