Tealight Candle Holder From Scrap Wood.....




Introduction: Tealight Candle Holder From Scrap Wood.....

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Like every woodworker or creative person you have always pieces of left overs in your shop.

You won't throw them away because.....

You always can make something out of it.

And that's what I did.

You wanna know how I made it?

Just stick around ..........

Step 1: What You Need....

1. Left over pieces of different kind of wood.

2. A shopsaw. But you also can use a hand saw

3. Fornster bit size 40mm

4. Wood glue

5. Rubber bands

6. Sandpaper

7. Disksander

8. Tea light

9. Some mineral oil

Step 2: Lets Make It.

1. Cut the left overs in square pieces in the size you like.

2. Sand the edges

3. You need to find out in what order you wanna glue the pieces of wood together.

4. Use rubber band to clamp and old everything together.

Step 3: Lets Move On.... and Finish It.

6. Sand the sides on a disksander to the blok is square

7. Measure the middle of the block to drill a hole with the fornster bit

8. Give it a nice look with minerall oil

9. Put the candle in and your done...

Hope you injoy this....

For the hole instruction you can watch my video.

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3 years ago

This is a good simple project to teach a variety of Concepts. In Manufacturing/Engineering you can teach students how to set up operation sheets, productions planning, and cost analysis. This gives students a hands on perspective of how to actually produce something.

I used this project in a wood shop/manufacturing class where students researched designs, created CAD Models of them, planned out production, and created a fundraiser to get some money for more materials in our classroom. It also is a great way to reduce the scrap wood you have in your shop.

Attached is a rough lesson plan of How I Did it, and the Flow Process chart detailing how we planned production. Unfortunately it has been about 6 years since I did this so I cannot find my photos of the products when they were made.

I've not watched the video yet but a quick look at the introductory photograph leads me to offer an educated guess the video is made in Europe--as the top layer of the candle holder looks like European Oak-which I quite like as it has more character than most oaks native to N. America-of course, that's *my* opinion only. I've never worked with European Oak(sometimes known here as English Oak) but would look forward to the opportunity. The finished work looks well executed. Now--a look at your video. Thanks (please let me know if I'm correct about my guess)


Reply 6 years ago

Yes it is European oak. I got it from a local floor company. Just some cut off pieces


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Yes it is european oak what I used. it was hongarian oak this oak has these beautifull flames in it. And that makes it so special. Thanks for watching the project and the video


7 years ago

Very nice. I like the look of the layered wood.


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

it suprised me too. thanks ...