Proper hole size for candles

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Forum topic by ChrisK posted 01-31-2012 09:56 PM 3124 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2012 09:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: candle holder hole size for candle

I am building and Arrow of Light for my sons cub scout pack. The Arrow of Light holds 7 candles, one for each virtue of a good scout.

Have any of you discovered a good hole size and shape for the 9” long taper candles?



-- Chris K

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 10:07 PM

Measure one.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 10:13 PM

I made a Menorah (a candle holder for Hanukkah), for my son.
I had the same question you did and did some checking….. there ain’t no such thing as a standardized candle!

I ended up using a step bit so that it would take any size of taper from 1/4” up to 1”.

Good Luck to ya!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 01:52 PM

Thanks Dallas, I will give that a try.

-- Chris K

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