Introduction: Wooden Candlestick

So, I've been using Instructables for a while and felt it was high time I gave something back so here's my first go.

My son and I were at a loose end this afternoon, the weather was terrible and we needed to get our advent candle burning given we're already 4 days into it. So, the solution - wooden candle holder in the workshop.

Step 1:

I've got lots of odds and ends of wood in the shop, I'm a terrible hoarder of scraps, never willing to throw out even the smallest piece just in case. Well, today's the day that years of hoarding has finally proved its worth! We started with a block of oak, slightly longer than a pure cube. I think it measured something like 80 x 80 x 110 ish. It's not important though the sizes can easily be scaled/ adapted.

Step 2:

Using my bandsaw we cut off a curved section making sure to not cut off more than roughly 1/3 of the width.

Step 3:

Repeat on all 4 sides making sure to get the same size of curved wedge. Each time we made a cut we reattached the freshly cut wedge with carpet tape to make it a cube again - much easier to get it through the bandsaw.

Step 4:

I'm a fan of contrasting woods so onto the bottom of the oak "pyramid" we glued an 8mm piece of walnut - yay hoarding scraps wins again! We flattened the glue surfaces with a good sanding with a piece of 120g paper taped to the bandsaw table.

Step 5:

I have a jig to cut circles on the bandsaw, we used it to make a full circle of the "pyramid's" square bottom.

Step 6:

Last step, get a forstner bit in the drill press and drill out a hole as close to the candle's width as possible. At this point I realised it was a little too tall so we chopped 20/25mm off the top before drilling the hole.

Step 7: All Done!

Merry Christmas everyone!