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    Advent Candle Stand

    My wife asked me to come up with a design for an Advent candle stand so I doodled up this.



    It's based on a table lamp I built a few years ago. I figured if I wind up building it, I'll make two and make the other one a floor lamp. the only difference is the length of the cross arms at the top.



    The tapered vertical pieces are cut with a dovetail cutter so they fit together leaving a space up the center for a power cord. It's a little fiddly to get the cutter set exactly right but once it is, the pieces are easily cut--they're identical--and easy to assemble.
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    nice!! you even have the correct color candles represented.... I like it very much
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    Looks very nice. Make the supporting cross arms long enough to keep the small candle heat away from the big candle. Ours is too close and it, sadly, melts the main candle from the bottom. Wadda mess.
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    Thank you, gentlemen. Frank I can't remember the dimensions for those arms but I don't think it'll be a problem.
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    Very nice! Now, quick, without looking it up, what are the names of the five candles? I can never remember from one Advent to the next. I think the pink candle is the Mary candle...
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    Thanks Roger.

    All I know is they are purple, pink and white.
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    I had a request for plans for this. I'm combining the two pieces into a single plan and I'll include plans for the lampshade but... I'm trying to find a source for some glass that looks very much like the mica that might have been used for this at one time. You can still get mica but it is kind of spendy so I'm thinking maybe there's some glass that would be less expensive. White opal glass will surely not cut it.

    Any ideas? I've checked a number of stained glass supply web sites but haven't hit the right thing, yet.
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    Dave,

    One of the projects on my list is a pair of lamps with shades similar to yours. I'll probably use some acrylic sheets, which are a lot cheaper than real mica. They are in solid colors but I'll do some scroll pieces to dress them up a bit.
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    Thanks, Bill. I'll search around and see if I can find some fake mica in plastic.
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    The fake mica may be a closer match. Another would probably be an Amber Glue Chip pattern that some glass makers make...http://www.rainbowartglass.com/index...roductId=10463

    It may take having someone with a kiln to bake in some paints to make a piece look more realistic though.
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