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I made a candle holder centerpiece out of an applewood log, I thought it would be a fun project for American Thanksgiving. While I know that we all want to spend this time with family and others who we maybe haven’t seen as much as we would like this summer, please be safe! I first started off selecting an Applewood branch that I had pruned a few years ago, the bark had been removed…

A few years ago before all of the Minecraft pixel builds took off and before I really started posting to my YouTube channel I had made my daughter wooden Pixel Pickaxe and posted it on Reddit, It was by far the most popular thing I Have posted on Reddit to date, and so I decided to rebuild it, but this time as a two-part series I will also be making a Pixel Sword that you can see here on YouTube.

Walnut and Maple Spinning top made on the wood lathe.

In the fall I had wanted to do some turning but didn’t want to do anything too big so I tried my hand ay making some Wooden Tops. I watched an awesome video from Worth Effort that really helped me get this down, as you can tell by the thumbnail, I made a few 🙂

I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.

Bees Wax candle made with a wooden wick.

I want to first start off by saying this was an experiment, One of those moments where you see something and think. How hard could that be? Well, this was harder than I thought.

Let’s start off by creating the wooden wick when I did my research for this project I read that using softwood or hardwood didn’t matter, I also saw that some people soaked their wicks in olive oil. More on that later.

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