Monday, July 29, 2019

Tea Light Candle Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.

Caution: Real candles should be used under constant supervision. Battery-powered flameless tea light candles are available and should be used under non-supervised use.

This tea light candle holder can be cut in just a short session at the saw. It is cut entirely from 1/4" wood. I used one species but you could mix two species for added interest.

There are only four pieces to cut. Even though there are only a few cuts this is still a challenging project. You have five circles to cut. They need to be accurate. Flaws in the circles will be easily noticed. Sand any imperfections if necessary. They don't have to be perfect but they cannot be sloppy.

The slots also need to be cut accurately for a good fit. Check the thickness of your wood. Just because it says it is 1/4" thick does not mean it actually is. Compare the wood thickness to the slot pattern before you start the cut.

Scented Tea Light Candles

If you want to make a nice gift you can include scented tea light candles. Rose, Lavender, Vanilla, and Lemon. 48 pack for $15.39 currently on Amazon

If you only glue the two parts of the top together you can break it down for storage. If that is your plan then cut accurately for a snug fit. Remember that the finish you put on the project will add some thickness. 

If you make it as a breakdown unit always blow out the candles before you pick the holder up. 

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$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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