First Candle Thingy

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Project by Tigarman posted 09-02-2012 03:52 PM 1634 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine just bought her first house. I told her I would make her a small gift. Hopefully she likes these candle holders.

The ends are made of Padauk, and the main boards are Bocote. It was a fairly simple project, but I was hoping to make something that would work with almost any decoration she decides to use in her home.

The boards are all 3/4 inch thick for durability; with three coats of Tung Oil and then two coats of Poly.

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 10:36 PM

Very nice. She will love them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 10:57 PM

Gorgeous. Love the Bocote.

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 03:48 AM

I like it … them!
Everyone can use a candle holder! Never used Bocote!

If you look at my projects you will see that I make candle holders too!
I used Padauk too! I used Poplar for the holder parts.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 02:18 PM

Came out great, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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