|Project by closetguy||posted 09-14-2008 06:06 AM||3761 views||59 times favorited||10 comments|
I had made a few candle holders last christmas as gifts and even though they turned out nice, I felt that I could do better. So after the first of the year, I worked on a new design with a little more character. It was also an opportunity to try out my new band saw.
The first picture is maple and jatoba and the second is maple and padauk. I also use walnut and purpleheart on the same design. They are finished with General Finishes Arm R Seal. I buy the glass votive holders at Michael’s. I have searched all around the Internet and have not found these for anywhere near the 99 cents they sell them for. A few months ago, they had a buy one, get one free and I bought all they had (over 60).
I got lucky with the figured maple. When I walk into my lumber supplier, I tell them what I need and they forklift a pallet out to the floor and I pick through the boards until I find what I want. I was looking through the boards one day and spotted heavy figure on the bottom of the stack boards. After a lot of unstacking and restacking, I walked out with 70 board feet of tiger stripe soft maple for the price of standard maple. Some of this went into these candle holders.
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