Incense stick holders from scraps

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Project by gepatino posted 09-23-2013 07:05 PM 786 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought some very nice incense sticks some weeks ago, and we were trying to figure out where to put them since we didn’t have any specific holder for them.

I’ve found a piece of 1×4 Lenga that I had laying around, and made two holders from it.

I carved the slots with a chisel, then rounded everything with a palm sander. I’ve used the technique of seven grits to sand from 80 to 600, and the result was great: the wood is super smooth.

Finished with a good coat of tung oil.



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#1 posted 09-23-2013 08:32 PM

Very nice work. Lenga is a great looking wood.
The title is a play of words? inSENSE. That aren’t sense…

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 08:36 PM

Marpintero, typo there, It should be incense… fixing it…

and yes, Lenga is beautiful… I don’t know much about types of wood yet, but lenga is definitely my favourite.


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#3 posted 09-25-2013 04:00 PM

LOL, I did same thing 3 years ago just to try the fresh sharpened chisels, but I never got to finish the piece. It is used every day though…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 12:28 PM


wow… it’s aweseme how similar these things are, you know what they say: “great minds think alike” ;)

Até Já, from Argentina


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#5 posted 09-26-2013 02:28 PM

Great looking incense holders! Like the pretty wood and finish. Well done!

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#6 posted 10-04-2013 06:32 PM

Great use of scraps. Nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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