Candle Holder

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Project by BrandonR posted 12-07-2012 02:23 AM 1642 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project with anything other than pine or oak. A local lumber yard had a “Black Friday” sale on most of their hardwoods and I thought it would be a good idea to get started using some different woods!

This candle holder is made out of spalted maple and walnut, my first time working with either wood. I had a little problem with the walnut chipping on the edges a little bit. It is 8 inches wide and four and a half inches wide.

I chamfered the bottom edge at 45 degrees to give it a “floating look”.

I also learned more than ever I could use a planer and jointer! I had some problems with glue seeping out of the seems, some good sanding took care of it. “Woodwrecker” gave me some good advice to prevent this next time.

The finish is BLO followed by Howard’s Feed N Wax.

I plan to make a few more for Christmas presents! Thanks for looking. Hopefully next time I will remember to take some pictures during the build!

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 02:34 AM

I’ll warn you now…....using that nice hardwood will quickly turn you into a pine snob…ha. I was the same in that I used pine for just about everything when I first started this hobby. I now find myself using pine as a draft so because it is more economical to work out the bugs.

Nicely done, these are great Christmas gift.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 02:47 AM

Nice looking piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 04:33 AM

Great job Brandon.
Those will make excellent gifts.

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 01:40 PM

Nice work :)

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