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    been busy....

    now that the wife's nose is healing up nicely, i've returned to the shopt to work on these prototypes. then its on to the batches of honey aleand vanilla cinnamon mead...
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    benedictione omnes bene

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    I am glad your wife is recovering quickly and you are getting shop time again.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Like #1 Best --- I really like it!!!
    #2 is fine
    #3 is too busy for me.

    And if the votes were counted right now---Number One Is The Winner!!!

    Enjoy,

    Jim

    That's what I like about voting or critiquing early---percentage wise my vote/opinion really counts.

    Enjoy and have fun with it,

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    Jim, you crack me up.

    I like all three, Dan. I suspect any of them will sell well.
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    Looking good Dan
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    Dano, I think your number one , the menorah could be a hit. the third one is way too busy, too much work.(Just my opinion, if I didnt offer an honest opinion this would be a waste of time)
    get it out first, so you can advertise it on the internet well in advance, and I think if you keep the prices reasonable, you could get some hits on it.
    what constrating woods you gonna use?
    From a visual standpoint, I would raise the center candle block a tiny bit more, maybe another 1/4-1/2 inch.
    Looks great.
    Are the candle cup holders for the standard size chanukah candle? I think its a 5/8th, ???

    the second one, are you putting the votive glass in there?

    I think just teallights would be a nice seller also.(But knockout the menorah first since its already sept. and people need time to look around to shop)
    Last edited by allen levine; 09-04-2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    allen, they will be hickory with walnut legs. the riser on the menorah will be walnut as well. too late, i've already glued them down. the bases are about 3/4" thick, and the risers are 1/4" thick. i picked up some candle cups, and they are about a cat whisker and a half too wide for the candles i'm using. i looked all over the place, and wound up buying the candles from some outfit that imports them from Israel. i don't know if my handling them dekosherizes them, but they were kosher when i bought them. the holders will be 3/8" grommets, they fit the candles just right. there are enough in the box to supply candles for each menorah i'm making. the other is a kwanzaa candle holder, with 7/8" holders. the last one is an advent candle holder, based on the jerusalem cross. the main arms will be walnut, and the smaller ones hickory. when i have more time off, i'll be making sets of xmas trees too, so i'll be pretty much covered. i'll be including fire hazard cards with each of them. then it will be on to pen and bottle stopper turning. i'm all out of pens and pencils...
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    I made a four candle version of your #2 several years ago. It has cherry legs and a curly maple 'table' surface.

    BTW, it isn't/wasn't a unique design. Something very similar was published in Woodsmith magazine, maybe three years ago.

    The raised center candle in #1 needs to be a bit higher - maybe make the pedestal for it in two steps - the first on maybe half an inch and twice as wide as the second one, which should be maybe three-quartes of an inch.

    I don't care for the third one at all.
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    help me out here,,, does candle holders sell that well??? i cant imagine getting enough for one to be made let alone making a batch of them..in my world, candles arent even on the list. let alone have a waiting list to get more.. but maybe thats why i am in the country and not elswhere..
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    I use 8x8 1.5-2 inch thick blocks and make simple 12 holder tealights.
    I dont sell them, but Ive made at least 3 dozen the past year or so and have requests for more.(a cousin of mine who is an art teacher, keeps asking me to make her a bunch so she can sell them in arts and crafts fairs)
    Alot of people like to burn the scented votives and tealights.

    I used to employ a young woman, 22, who arranges and holds partylite(Im not sure how the company spells it) parties, and she does well for a part time gig.(it was her catalog that gave me the tealight holder idea)

    My wife has the entire cabinet section of the coffee table I built filled with candles, mostly tealights and votives.
    She burns the scented ones almost every day.
    Last edited by allen levine; 09-05-2011 at 04:07 PM.

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