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Project by schroeder posted 03-09-2007 12:16 AM 2557 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these from scraps we end up with in the shop. The idea came from Woodsmith – I just cut and glue, cut and glue the finally jointer, plane, drill and sand. The thin filler is maple. Makes a great gift and helps me to resolve the issues I have about tossing pieces into the woodstove! (...although I did learn a baaad lesson on what candles cost!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-09-2007 12:27 AM

Recycled materials are always good to use up. Are them from a large block or do you make each candle separatly?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 03-09-2007 12:33 AM

these are beautiful.
I’d love to have a set sitting in my bathroom!! (or living room.. or kitchen, or bedroom).

And the candles really make them look elegant.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 03-09-2007 12:51 AM

There’s nothing any better than scrap art! Great looking candle holders!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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scottb

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#4 posted 03-09-2007 03:40 AM

Nice. I like the freeform idea of making the stock for these.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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oscorner

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#5 posted 03-09-2007 03:44 AM

Great looking candles. The maple really makes them look elegant.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 03-09-2007 01:40 PM

I stand corrected Os.. you got it right!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#7 posted 03-09-2007 06:25 PM

Good looking candle holders. Yea, the candles cost more than the holders, strange as that seems. Maybe you can find smaller candles instead?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 03-09-2007 11:32 PM

If you’re in the selling game, you can sell them with or without. You should be able to get more for them without the candles.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 12:29 AM

I’ll tuck this idea away for another good way to use up shop scraps. Schroeder, I, like you have an abhorrence for making firewood out of expensive wood, even if it’s just cut-offs.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Cathy Krumrei

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#10 posted 03-10-2007 01:20 AM

Since I am a carver can you explain the about the filler part of the maple? I understand how one would layer wood but this really makes them elegant looking. Did you cut the lines in the wood then filled? This could be a grandkid project for Christmas. I’m sure I have pieces laying around that they could use!
Thanks!

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scottb

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#11 posted 03-10-2007 01:40 AM

I think he just made a random sandwich of sorts, building up layers of wood… but on a curve? a little trickier no? Perhaps being so thin they bent readily enough?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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schroeder

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#12 posted 03-10-2007 06:07 AM

Scotts exactly right krum – I sandwiched thin layers of maple in between the walnut (several times, cuting on a bandsaw any angle I thought I could bend the maple slices to)and just clamped the heck out of them -joint, plane and drill – waste not- want not ;)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 03-10-2007 01:16 PM

selling: you set up a display WITH the candles (people fall in love immediately) and then they buy the holders WITHOUT the candles (which are stored under the table—not that they aren’t beautiful on their own, but some people can’t envision end results on their own) and then they go buy their own candles (copying what they have seen) and not minding the additional investment because they already know how its going to look: priceless!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Cathy Krumrei

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#14 posted 03-10-2007 03:19 PM

Thanks for the info. They sure are pretty. And yes they would sell like hot cakes without the candles. If your going to have them at a show buy the cheap candles at the $1.00 stores just for display but let them know they aren’t for sell if you don’t want to lose the candles. I really like that look! Thanks for sharing. Now where did Darryl go when I need him? LOL We bought a new table saw. He says I’m off limits with it. Too powerful so he does all the cutting now. So you guys and gals keep these neat ideas coming. And he thought he was retired! LOL

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 03-12-2007 04:22 AM

Schroeder, you’ve done a beautiful job, my wife wants some now. That says a lot about your project if she likes it. They are really nice looking though. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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