Votice Candle Holder 1.5", wont fit!

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Forum topic by stokes776 posted 10-20-2014 01:29 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 01:29 PM

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So I made a little votive candle holder, just a tealight candle.

I went out and got a Forstner bit and drilled it in. But when I try to put in a candle, it wont fit, the candle is just slightly bigger.

I understand the problem here, the candle is just slightly bigger than 1.5”.

My question is, what is the best way to resolve the problem? Should I try to sand it enough to remove enough material to get it to fit?

Try to use a drill bit and remove material from the sides? (This might result in a less than perfect circle).

I will try to upload a picture when I get home!

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 01:35 PM

Shave candle???

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 01:52 PM

You could make a template using a larger forstner bit, then lay that over the top of your workpiece and use a flush trim bit to enlarge the circle to that diameter. Or, you could make a slightly larger circle and use a router with bushing to cut to that size.

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