Gift Candle Holders

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Project by ChuckV posted 245 days ago 531 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made nine black walnut candle holders as Christmas gifts. As a turning newbie, this was a fun project for me. It’s not easy to see in the photos, but I dished out the bases a little bit – the first time I have done anything like that.

I made two different styles of holder. The more ornate one is based on a candle holder that we have which was made by my wife’s grandfather. These will be given to some members of my wife’s family.

I based the other design on some photos of bud vases that I looked at online.

I finished the holders with Danish oil.

The scrap from roughing out the bases on the bandsaw left me with this wooden chain before it found its way into the stove as kindling.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#1 posted 245 days ago

Nice turn out Chuck… Merry Christmas…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 245 days ago

very nice turnings chuck!

I find the more ornament version better balanced.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 244 days ago

Nice candle holders

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

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