Carving a Christmas Candle

2017-04-09T00:21:32-04:00 December 3rd, 2014|

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This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Christmas Candle."

Merry Christmas! Get into the Christmas Spirit by carving a Christmas tree ornament - a candle with holly at it's base.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode; template, tool list, and photo
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 2-1/2" w x 5-1/4" h x 3/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm flat chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #5, 5mm; #7, 6mm
  • Skill Level: Basic
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  1. Jerry Uher December 4, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

    This is a real neat project. A great Christmas present. I really liked your video because it gave a good view of each step that you did and also showing what tool is being used. I like your technique of mounting the cutout on a plywood board to make the carving easier rather than hand held. I need to watch the video again to see what you used to release the tape.
    Again it was a good lesson. Merry Christmas.

    • Mary May December 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jerry!
      I used denatured alcohol, but many solvents will work. Some just create a little more gumminess than others. Denatured alcohol was the one I discovered needing less clean-up, but on occasion it doesn’t seem to be absorbed into the tape as much as it needs to be. So if the denatured alcohol doesn’t get it completely loose, you may need to try something else. The best thing to do is experiment ahead of time with what solvent works best with the tape you are using.

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