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    Twin tea lights

    These were an experiment really. Overall I'm happy with the results and may try some on some better wood. These are made from Ficus and are about 5" on the long side and 2 3/4" tall. I made as close to twins as I could with out measuring anything. I left the base larger than normal because I was thinking they needed to be uber stable, you know for safety reasons. But I think being they are only partially hollowed I could safely make them somewhat smaller.
    Anyway please feel free to critique or whatever you want.
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    Kevin what a cool idea. I really like those. Well done.
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    Kevin They look great even in that wood. how do they look when lit?
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    That's a great idea, Kevin. I've not seen anything quite like them before. You might just be onto something.
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    Kevin, great brainwave, I like it what you did.
    I made in the past lots of tealights too for Christmas time.

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    I really like those! I will be borrowing that idea if you don't mind.

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    Thanks guys.
    Pete, feel free. I'd like to see where someone else takes the idea. I'm sure it's been done already but I haven't seen it.

    Drew, I'm not sure since I haven't lit one yet. I thought I would try to see if you can see the candle light through the wings. On one you could see light when turnig but that's a 100w stuffed inside it.
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    Kevin, I like these as well. Unique design that I've never seen before.

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    I'm just gonna ditto Bernie.
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    Tea lights are great for using up odds and ends of wood aren't they? You have a lovely pair there.
    One hint, leave a little gap between the tea light holder (the tin or whatever it is) and the wood. I have had one I made from an old fence post start to scorch where it wwas an exact fit and got hot. It had been creosoted and I smelt it first but it made me aware of the problem

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