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    Candles on a Curve

    OK, so to keep peace I get diverted from a large project occasionally to do that which keeps LOML happy. Of course, she's happy anytime I'm busy in the shop and out of her way, except when it's time to cook!

    I built a couple of "Candles on a Curve" from a Wood Magazine article several years ago. The design in the original article showed five candles. Those went to family members who really seemed to enjoy them. According to SWMBO, it was time to make a couple more. I had done a sample using three candles and we both preferred the smaller design.

    This one is done using maple rails and walnut for the piers and votive holders.
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    The second one is solid cherry.
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    Joinery is hidden dowels. Both are finished with a wipe of BLO/MS that I let cure for a few days. Topcoat is rattle-can poly.

    Mama's happy so everyone else is happy, too!
    Bill Arnold
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    Gotta keep the loyl happy and those should do it, NICE

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    Funny, I was just going through some old magazines in the shop this past weekend and came across that article. Nice work work Bill!
    Darren

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    Those look great Bill. Always good to take a break from a major project to do a little something for someone.
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    Nice job on the little filler project.
    Even nicer job keeping the boss happy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Zimmel View Post
    Nice job on the little filler project.
    Even nicer job keeping the boss happy.....
    Thanks, Gary. She'll be even happier when I finish the next one (maple rails with makore) to go on the credenza I'm building!
    Bill Arnold
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    I wont let my wife see those, I dont want any more projects.
    (they are so cute she'd have me making them tomorrow)
    Human Test Dummy

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    Those are very nice, Bill.

    Allen, it seems that design would also work nicely on a menorah, huh?
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    Very nice Bill and inspiring too. Allen go for it. I agree with Vaughn. Would make a great menorah and you could keep your boss happy while you at it.
    cheers

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    Those are really nice. I just ordered the plans. Maybe I can put together a few Christmas gifts.

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