Friday, November 6, 2015

Wooden Candle Holder

Easy woodworking project

Wooden candle holders are an easy project to make and are great for gifts. I wanted to make them different so I added an extra hole and this will be for the matches.

To start I found different types of wood in my scrap pile and cut them to size.

The types of wood I found were oak, brazilian cherry, yellow cedar and the last one I did not know what type it was. If you know please let me know.

Some of the blocks are glued and clamped together to give me the right height. After the glue had dried I cleaned them on the saw and belt sander.

A 1 1/2" Forstner bit was used to drill the hole, this will be the right size for the tealight candles

Make sure to measure the candles, I had an assortment lying around the house and found they were all different sizes. 

                            The depth of the hole  should be the same as the height 
                      of the candle. I use my  vacuum setup  to keep the                                         sawdust under control.

  I needed to  drill some holes at an angle so I came up with this jig for my drill press. It sits nice on the table and easy to set at any angle. Drilling these holes turned out to be quite easy with this jig. I may make a video on this jig.

    These holes are drilled with a 3/4" Forstner bit. The angle is not important         as  long as the matches do not fall out. The depth should also be measured     to fit  the length of the matches.  

                       To round the edges a bit I used my small block plane. I
                       always thought these things looked like toys but after 
                       using it I found it to be a very handy tool.

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See also:

Wooden scroll holder       Kitchen utensil box         Spray can rack   



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