tea light candle holder

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Project by danr78 posted 12-03-2012 02:37 AM 1406 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lumberjocks,
Here is my version of a tea light holder. I have a craft fair coming up at work and needed a fast and easy project. Beginning to end, these three took about 3 hours to make—most of it was spent thinking not cutting. I think I can make twice as many in about half the time with a few more iterations of the process The wood is walnut and the dimensions are 3.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches long.
As always, thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 02:49 AM

Simple but nice looking. Hope they sell for you. Many times the first one takes much longer to figure out.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 02:54 AM

Looks nice,Just wondering if the candles should be in their glass jars it’s seems to a bit of a fire hazard this way.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 04:26 AM

Once you get your template right…you are on your way to crankin ‘em out. Good luck…

-- Terry, Hamlin, NY,

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 02:02 PM

Nice, Simple Design

a1Jim—those tealight holder’s come with thin aluminium holder around them, so they’re safe, i’ve used many that i made without glass holders and they worked fine.

-- Joel

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 11:50 PM

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 11:52 PM

My iPhone goofs up my picture rotation, so I apologize for you stiff necks after this one. Purpleheart for the short one and Padauk for the Advent one.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 01:43 AM

So what is your selling price for something like this. I noticed you took my design idea without the letters and rings from my wedding tea light. I was just curious, I may want to make them again for sale, but haven’t a clue what price to ask for. Thanks for the nice remarks on my project. As your project is beautiful too!

-- Kristopher, Westminster, SC - May you always believe in the magic!

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 02:05 AM

Nice Dan. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 04:21 AM

Thank you for the comments gentlemen. Popeyekris, I’m horrible at setting prices,but I was thinking about asking $15 each. I feel like that’s enough to make it worth my time. Any thoughts on that?

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