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Project by fawig posted 569 days ago 1822 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these for friends at work using walnut, oak, and maple. The tea lights were purchased at Sam’s Club.

Since I had to make about 20 sets, I started by gluing up 3’ lengths of each style, ran them through my planer and jointer to get the square shape, then rounded over the edges on my router table. I then cut them to length and drilled a hole for the tea lights. Finish was Danish oil.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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PlasticMan48

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#1 posted 569 days ago

Great looking! Candle holders are a favorite in my family and are great gifts.

-- From Plastics to Wood

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 569 days ago

Very Nice

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Surfside

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#3 posted 569 days ago

Polished performance on that gifts!

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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clieb91

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#4 posted 568 days ago

Nice looking gifts. I like the idea of the mas production.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Roger

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#5 posted 568 days ago

Simple, and thoughtful. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Art

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#6 posted 568 days ago

Beautiful gifts, and thank you for the construction instructions; I plan on making a few.
Also, nice that we share the same favorite scripture. All success and blessings in your 2013 woodworking ventures!

Art

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majuvla

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#7 posted 568 days ago

Small but great present for your friends.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 567 days ago

Those turned out great, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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docspencer

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#9 posted 536 days ago

These are simple but beautiful. By the way, what did you use to cut the holes? I’d like to make some.

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fawig

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments! To answer docspencer’s question, i used a Forstner bit for drilling the holes. The diameter is matched to the battery operated candles, which in my case required a 1.5” diameter bit. It creates a nice, smooth-walled, flat-bottomed hole for the candles.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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