|Project by OakHill||posted 09-24-2013 03:03 PM||2210 views||14 times favorited||11 comments|
This four tea light candle holder is made from American Black Walnut and finished with two coats of Tung oil to highlight the grain. The dimensions are 12×3-1/4×1-3/4.
It uses standard or LED flameless 1 ½” diameter x ¾” high tea light candles
Once the shape was determined, a template was made for the profile and was also used to locate the candle pockets. The profile was roughed out on the band saw with a 3/16 wide blade leaving minimal stock for the profiling operation.
Next operation was routing the profile using the template and a 2’ long flush trim bit. A fixture was designed to securely clamp the template and candle holder blank. Click on the link below.
The next step was to remove the work piece with the template still attached to it with double sided tape and bore out the candle pockets with a 1-5/8 diameter carbide Forstner bit.
We plan on using it as a standalone and on special occasions as part of a centerpiece.
Tea Light Holder Router Profile Fixture: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90104
-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com