Candle Holder

Poplar and vermillion candle holders fabricated out of scraps and finished with four coats of lacquer. Most of the work being done on a router table.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    HI my name is jarrad and i am making a candle holder for a class and just wanted to know how did you get the holes in to support the candle? much appreciated thanks


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I did not take any photos during the make because I did know that I could or would show them off and because the process steps were recorded in the CAD modelling process.

    Since I used scrap wood and the pieces were small I decided that the main holder section had to be made out three pieces. Because the votive holders can get hot the openings are 1/8" larger. In the CAD modelling process I saw that 3/4" thick stock would be overpowering so all of the material was reduced 5/8" thick.

    1. On my table saw I cut 6 identical pieces of poplar.
    2. I cut a strip of vermillion for the dividing accent pieces.
    3. With the router in my router table I cut slots to use "mini" biscuits for assembly of the 3 top sections and the accent strips and glued that sub-assembly.
    4. With my router and a template I cut the three openings for the votive holders.
    5. I cut the vermillion strip for the legs and cut the strip for the 8 legs.
    6. I cut the angle on the top of the legs with my router in the router table.
    7. I cut the mortises in the 8 legs and 2 tops, again on my router table.
    8. I cut the angles on the perimeter of the 2 tops with my router.
    9. After a dry fit I sanded all the pieces and relieved all of the sharp edges.
    10. I taped off all glue surface and applied the four coats of lacquer to all the pieces.
    11. After the hard a chance to harden, I cut the channel in the bottom the top and the vermillion strip to fit across the bottom of the 2 tops.
    11. I applied lacquer to the bottom vermillion strips.
    12. After the lacquer had a chance to dry I signed the bottom strip and applied another coat of lacquer.
    13. I glued everything together polished everything, added the votive holders. and photographed them.
    14. Lastly, I gave them away as gifts for Christmas in 2010!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    OK, that's always the way, isn't it? You'll have to remember for your future projects.

    For now, though, I would edit those instructions into the text of your Instructable.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    This is my first time on Instructables so I was not sure of all that was required!

    I'll do better next time!