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Project by Goddahavefun posted 02-23-2012 02:49 PM 1064 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you come across a piece of wood that makes you go “WoW’

Fiddle Back is just a beautifull piece of wood to make something with !

Made this candle holder with it !!

Have a great day :)

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !





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#1 posted 02-23-2012 03:55 PM

good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 07:27 PM

Nice Work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 10:37 PM

That’s a neat looking piece of wood and you have used it well

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 11:22 PM

Wow that looks awesome! Do you drill all the way through with your candle holes, or just partially so they sit in there?

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Goddahavefun

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 11:40 PM

Re : BrandonR

Drill partially thru timber

Tea light candles are about 15mm deep , the timber is 38mm

I use a 38mm 1/12 inch Spade Bit !!
I use a drill press and set the stop depth to the depth of teal light candles !!
If you are using a drill, put tape around spade bit to depth you want to stop at !! stop just before tape mark & check depth for each hole !!

Regards
Anthony

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 02:03 AM

Anthony thanks for the response! I will try it out! Thanks!

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 09:07 AM

Anthony, what finish did you use? I am looking at doing a small project with tea light candles and I was just a little concerned about how hot the candles get and whether the heat would damage either the wood itself or the finish applied to it.

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

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Goddahavefun

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 12:38 PM

Re : Tootles

To get that finish , I found a great technique to highlight grain texture !!

I sprayed the entire candle holder Matt Black , when dry I sanded it , the black paint stays in the hollows of the wood !

I then stained it with Cabbots Mahogony stain , then Gloss laquered it ( via spray can as well )

I discovered that technique of spraying Black , when i made a mistake one day !! after I sanded a piece of timber with knots, I realised it was the best way to highlight grain flow & character in timbers !!

Hope this helps !! give it a go !! it’s amazing how effective it is !!!

Regards
Anthony

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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Tootles

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 04:02 AM

Thanks Anthony. I think I have some Cabbots on a shelf somewhere, I will have to try it.

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

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#10 posted 02-26-2012 01:19 PM

I agree with you. This wood is very special and it really works well with the candles.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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