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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 12-06-2012 07:04 AM 2334 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Maple tea light candle holder just in time for the season. It’s 21” long, about 1 3/4 wide and 1 1/4” thick. It’s one solid piece of wood. The top radius is about 24” and lower around 23”. Used a 2” forstner bit and drilled 3/4 inch deep holes. They are spaced in from the edges 2 1/2”, 6 1/2” and 10 1/2”. The ends are sanded to 1” thickness to make the legs. Still needs to be stained and finished.

For such a simple project I sure used lots of tools making it: drum sander, spindle sander, disk sander, router, mitre saw, table saw, bandsaw, drill press, planner and jointer. I think that’s all of them.

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 08:12 AM

Smooth…

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 11:18 AM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 11:57 AM

Like it a bunch. Did you cut the radius or bend it?

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 12:47 PM

Hi Geoff, that is a real cool looking holder. Sweet design and so simple. Did you bore the holes first and then cut the bottom radius?
Jim

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 03:38 PM

This is super looking,nice work.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 03:49 PM

Hey guys, I cut this from a solid piece of maple, no steam bending. And I did bore the holes prior to cutting the bottom radius. It’s a fast project under 2 hours. Thanks for the props.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 09:28 PM

Great project , CG : ) I’ll bet this gets reproduced many times over !!
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#8 posted 12-06-2012 10:33 PM

Something very special.

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#9 posted 12-07-2012 01:22 AM

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#10 posted 12-07-2012 01:37 AM

I like it! Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 04:40 AM

As you can tell by my previous posts, I like candle holders nd I really like yours!

Is that bent or cut curved wood!

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