Yankee Candle holder from Dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 01-09-2013 05:43 AM 864 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to kill off the bowl blanks from Christmas…Deb was throwing away some old Yankee candles…
They’re all the same diameter jar so as I was taking them to the shop (for the wax of course) I thought….why not.

More dunnage (Indian dontknow) sanded to 320 with a single coat of 2# shellac buffed off while it was still wet.

I may shine it up on the Beall, or not.


-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 10:27 AM

These are really beautiful. I’ve noticed you posted quite a few.

I’ve been thinking of making. Is there some precaution I should take for fire risk when using a wooden holder? Is that being over-cautious?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 01:39 PM

This makes that candle look so much better. Very nice way to use up some o the small stuff.

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

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 03:48 PM

We have had the yankee candles burn pretty far down just sitting on a cabinet or shelf…never had any scorching…the glass gets warm, but not even so hot I can’t hold it in the palm of my hand.
The really big holders we put a small glass saucer (dollar store) beneath the candle.
The hurricane holder is an initial design, but i’m going to let the candle burn all the way down and see what happens….will post an update after.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 05:19 PM

Cool idea.

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