Candles On A Curve

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Project by BArnold posted 07-01-2013 01:40 PM 2283 views 30 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These votive candle holders are from a design published in the Wood Magazine November 2002 issue. The original design was five candles, but my wife and I like it better in a three-candle version.

The first photo is one I made for my wife. The piers, bases and candle rests are walnut; the rails are curly maple.

The second photo shows one of two identical pieces I made for neighbors. All components are made of cherry.

The third one consists of walnut piers, bases and candle rests with maple for the rails. My wife’s mother got that one.

These items aren’t major woodworking efforts, but are a bit tedious for someone like me who can be all thumbs at times!

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 02:19 PM

Nice work. I wonder if you could dispense with the piers and have the curved rails land on the supporting surface (table), with the candle rests serving to connect the two rails.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 04:27 PM

Nice art/craft project….beautiful wood, great work..

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 08:05 PM

Nice use of the curly maple…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 07-02-2013 06:01 AM

Nice looking project, another to do item.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 12:02 PM

Very nicely done. Added to my favorites : )

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 08:27 PM

Like your version on 3 candles. Great use of contrasting woods and finish. Great job!

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#7 posted 07-04-2013 01:09 AM

This is a real eye catching project. Thank you for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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