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    waste not, want not....

    i had found out a while ago, when i put together the sets of 4 votive candle holders, that i had made the sides much too high. being the creative woodworker that i am, i went to the table saw, and ever so carefully removed an inch from the top. then i was happy, all was well with that design. but, now i had 3 squares of perfectly good walnut, a little over 3/4" high. what will i do with them? then it hit me, my brother had given me some pieces of luan plywood he didn't want (silly brother), and i had already used some in the other candle holders. so i figured, why not these! so i cut the plywood to a good tight fit, glued them in, and finished them off. now i have another type of candle holder to present before potential customers next weekend. waste not, want not....
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    benedictione omnes bene

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    Excellent and thrifty save.
    Dan Gonzales
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Dona nobis pacem

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    i like the shorter one better myself dan,, but i am not the buyer good use of materials
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
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    Dan where i come from we would say "Now youre cooking with gas" and i dont mean gasoline.

    Thats a real good marketable product. Putting the candles and stone together makes the product way more finished imho. Much more consumer appeal.

    When is that show again??? I keep expecting to see a post on how it went.
    cheers

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    Very nice looking, safe and eye appealing Dan! Do you have your own rock tumbler and polish your own rocks or do you buy polished rocks?
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    rob, the show is on the 5th of june, this saturday.

    jon, i buy them pre-polished at michael's.
    benedictione omnes bene

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    Whoa there Dan....look at the dollar store they are way cheaper than Michaels.
    cheers

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