These walnut and steel glassybaby votive holders started as a project for a Christmas and birthday present for my mother-in-law. The original one can hold five glassybaby votives, while the “birthday present” holders pictured can hold two glassybaby votives each.
After milling the stock and creating a jig, a bowl-carving router bit was used to create the indentations in the walnut to hold the glassybaby votives.
After cutting the steel angles, and grinding and filing the edges, a drill press was used to bore holes for attaching them to the walnut.
Following attachment of the feet/handles to the glassybaby votive holders, they were sanded and then treated with Odie’s Wood Butter, and then buffed to a shine.