Retirement Gift Candle Holder - Steve Ramsey Inspired

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Project by Lifesaver2000 posted 12-20-2011 06:50 PM 3069 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was based on the Woodworking for Mere Mortals podcast project from last month, but I did a few things differently. I created four pieces that were identical for the base except two have slots coming from the top, and the other two from the bottom. This reduced the amount of setup time for me. I also slightly chamfered the holder blocks so they meet the base, and of course beveled the ends of the “legs.”

The bottom is wood from a pallet I had on hand (some really nice looking wood actually) and the holders are walnut. Finish is gloss polyurethane.

The lady for whom this was made really seemed to like it. Over all the years I have known her, she has always enjoyed candles and other items like this.

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 06:54 PM

Beautiful work!!!

-- Mrthibs

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 07:19 PM

Very nice #candleholder (pun intended on the hash-tag). Nice alteration of WWMM’s work. Looks very pro with that purple infinite background. I should do that too, when taking pictures of my work.

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 08:46 PM

That background is an old bath towel thrown on the couch at the last minute to take the picture before delivering the gift. But I am a “whatever works” kind of guy…..

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 01:43 AM

You did a great job on the candle holder.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 03:40 AM

This is a cool design very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 08:27 AM

That’s a very nice variation of Steve’s project. Well done.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 09:59 AM

It all works very well…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 07:01 AM

What a great take on that project! It’s so fun to see all the ways people have been interpreting that design. Thanks!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#9 posted 12-22-2011 08:10 AM

Thanks for that Steve. I appreciate all the work that goes in to coming up with a design and putting it out there every week like you do. My few changes aren’t much compared to your working out the original idea. Thanks for stopping by.

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#10 posted 07-16-2016 09:44 AM

Good job!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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