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Adam

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Well, I was scratching about for a quick and easy present. Candle holders are good - espcially when the recipient like hosting dinner parties....

I dug out a piece of walnut from the scraps box. Id planned to make a holder a bit like a "rainbow" shape, but flatter. However the piece already had a curve, and a angled end and this set me thinking. If I cut a matching angle at the other end, and trimmed the curve slightly, it might make a nice shape.

I started by drawing out the holes - I decided this was too far apart.



I measured the angle.



Transferred the angle onto the table saw...



The curve wasn't correct, so I had to recut it.



I clamped it up ready for cleaning up with the spokeshaves...



I've run a rounding over cutter round the sides... and now am marking with a centre punch...



Making the cuts - 40mm



Noticed it wobbled - should have done this at the start :cry: . Anyway, couple of swipes with a jointer...



Quick sand....



This is something I picked up from Chris (Waterhead37), cleaning items with a air blower. It works really well.



Danish oil...



The grain has come out lovely....



Back in the house putting some beeswax on...



Homemade beeswax candles as well!





Adam
 

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Really nice Adam, I'm almost certainly going to steal that idea! :twisted: :wink:
 

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Hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea as well - looks like it may solve some present problems for Xmas :D
 

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Now I have some beeswax (thanks Adam) I just might give that ago as well - although cutting the curve like that by hand should be fun, oh and I don't have any spoke shaves either so a lot more sanding will be required.

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dedee":348yf1wb said:
Now I have some beeswax (thanks Adam) I just might give that ago as well - although cutting the curve like that by hand should be fun, oh and I don't have any spoke shaves either so a lot more sanding will be required.

Andy
What about scrapers?
 

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Very nice, Adam!
See you got some oil on your lovely leather apron, though :wink:
Cheers
Philly :D
 

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WiZeR":1n1gk3gz said:
dedee":1n1gk3gz said:
Now I have some beeswax (thanks Adam) I just might give that ago as well - although cutting the curve like that by hand should be fun, oh and I don't have any spoke shaves either so a lot more sanding will be required.

Andy
What about scrapers?
Yes indeed but I already have some of those :wink:

Andy
 

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I like this project very much. It may be simple, but it's nonetheless desirable.

Gill
 

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Gill":323213ug said:
I like this project very much. It may be simple, but it's nonetheless desirable.

Gill
Thankyou all for the kind words.

Adam
 
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Lovely. I particularly like the fact that the candles are from your own beeswax too
 

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Adam

Very nice and a good idea, just in time for Christmas.
 
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