Intro: Simple Candle Holder "I Made It at TechShop"
This was my first project I created after taking the Laser Cutter SBU class at Tech Shop. I was Inspired by this candle holder https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Tea-Light-Candle-Holders/
I decided to make a larger one that would accommodate the larger 4" diameter glass jar candles you find at various bath stores and candle shops. I did all of my laser cutting at Techshop Pittsburgh on their Trotec laser cutter.
Step 1: Design in Corel Draw
The staff at Techsop was great and directed me to a free easy to use box making website http://boxmaker.rahulbotics.com/ and after generating that file I edited it in Corel Draw. My wife wanted a steampunk feel so I created some simple gear artwork in Photoshop. Using the Trace Outline I created the cut lines for the silhouette. Any silhouette or artwork design can be used for the walls so I intentionally left the the sides blank in the CDR file for you to play with and customize.
Step 2: LASER CUT WOOD
I used 1/4" birch plywood. All of the cutting was done at Techshop on their Trotec laser cutter.
Step 3: Assemble and Enjoy.
Assembly is pretty self explanatory all you need is some wood glue. In my opinion I felt safer using the glass jar candles that keep the flame away from the plywood.