Spalded hickory candle holder

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Project by ldl posted 02-05-2013 02:53 PM 931 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of hickory I got from my son’s firewood pile. It has open worm holes and some filled with what I suppose is worm poop but it looks like sawdust. I used a forsner bit to hollow out the recess for the candle.

It is 4” x 1 1/2”. Made of hickory. No finish yet.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 02:58 PM

Nice raiding the firewood pile, I love doing that… worm holes makes it that much better…glad to see you are heeled up and still turning…

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 03:01 PM

Nice Job!

What kind of finish is recommended for candle holders?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 03:38 PM

Nice candle holder I just love them pesky worms!

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 11:26 PM

I guess turning is getting in your blood. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 04:51 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Jeff I only got a little scar by my nose so I guess I came out ok.

Jesse I guess any kind would werk. Have to ask someone who is good at finishes.

Bill I trued up a couple of short blanks this evening that had worms still in them. Wrist still a little sore.

Hunter I guess you are right. Spent half day last Sat with my son cutting some pecan & china berry blanks from a land clearing burn pile. Must have sprang my wrist but soon as it gets better I will start on them. I painted them with some latex paint to help to keep from drying. Don’t know if it’s gona werk because it was a day and a half before I could paint them and they already had some cracks before I started the painting.

A friend of mine has a land clearing company and said I could go to anywhere he was clearing and cut what I wanted.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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