Honeycomb Patterned Candle Holder

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-03-2012 02:13 AM 1968 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made as a gift to my Brother and his Wife for the Holidays. They happen to be new beekeepers in their town so this was an easy choice of patterns to cut for them!

For anyone wondering, this is a pattern from our own “ScrollGirl”, Sheila Landry. She makes fantastic patterns and has a wonderful website as well. She also posts a daily blog titled “My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer” here on LJ’s.

Pic 3 is a picture from Sheila’s pattern – a sample of what the pattern could look like. I diverged a tad I suppose.

Sheila’s patterns, as I said, are well done and easy to follow. I was able to use a spiral blade on the honeycombs which saved a LOT of time. The only challenge was doing the bees – but if you take your time they turn out really nicely as well! :-)

The main body of the pattern is white oak. The bees are done from Walnut – I decided not to paint them so the contrast was needed.

The only finish is a deep soak in lemon oil.

Merry Xmas, Scott and Danielle!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 02:22 AM

Wonderful work,so nice.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 03:41 AM

This is lovely. Sheila has wonderfull designes. you have done a great job.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 07:07 AM

Nice job. This is my most favorite pattern of Sheila’s. When I get good enough, this is the one I’ll do first.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 04:18 PM

Good job, Bob. I doubt I could finish the tray, let alone the bees too!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 12:17 AM

Looks good. My wife went crazy when we got on Sheila’s web page. I’ve made seven candle trays so far and still have several different designs to try. You’re right, her patterns are easy to follow.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 02:13 AM

I just saw this and I think it looks GREAT! I love the contrast of the bees and the tray! I would have never thought to use spiral blades for this but I think it is a wonderful idea. It really makes me happy to see this. You really make me look good! :D

Wonderful! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 02:15 AM

Ah, bees and wax candles, now i get it. That is some fine work.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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