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Project by Michael23 posted 12-11-2011 11:31 PM 1740 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another Woodsmith Shop project. I made this votive candle holder as a wedding present. It is made of Maple and Bubinga.

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.





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Vince

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 02:10 AM

Nice work, what finish did you use?

-- Vince

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Michael23

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 03:13 AM

I have recently refined my finishing process. In fact I have learned that when it comes to finishing less is more. On natural wood (no stain or dye) I simlply progressively sand to 220 grit, wipe on a coat of 2lb cut shellac (not brush but wipe with a cotten cloth) sand lightly with 320 grit. repeat 2 more times. After the third sanding with 320 grit I polish with 0000 steel wool and buff with Renaissance Wax on a buffing wheel This process and wax gives the finish a lusterus natural shine that beats any factory finish in my opinion

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.

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Bearpaw

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 07:19 AM

Could use a few more pictures. Good looking work. I use a 1 9/16 bit for my candle holes. What size do you use? May try your finish.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 08:46 PM

Hello Michael23

A beautiful piece

I agree with bearpaw Please more pictures …..

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Michael23

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 11:44 PM

Thank you everyone for the compliments. I used a 2” bit. I measured the votives before selecting the forstner bit size.

As far as additional pictures go I have already given it to my cousin for his wedding gift, so I don’t have access to it. However, I will be making more in the future since it was well received as a gift. I will post more pictures at that time.

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.

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DaveTPilot

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 05:39 AM

Really nice. I made three last year for Christmas gifts. Very cool project. I really like your variation. Nice work.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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