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Project by fawig posted 01-03-2013 01:09 PM 2162 views 21 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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#1 posted 01-03-2013 03:42 PM

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

-- From Plastics to Wood

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 05:57 PM

Very Nice

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

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 07:51 PM

Polished performance on that gifts!

-- "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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#4 posted 01-03-2013 08:34 PM

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


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

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 11:54 PM

Simple, and thoughtful. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 11:59 PM

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!


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#7 posted 01-04-2013 07:53 AM

Small but great present for your friends.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-05-2013 05:19 PM

Those turned out great, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 02-04-2013 11:22 PM

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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#10 posted 02-13-2013 10:40 AM

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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