Next, we need to drill holes for the tea light candles. Use a 1 1/2 inch bit, that will fit the candle perfectly. You can measure the depth by placing the bit next to a candle and marking the bit with tape. As you drill into the wood, when the tape hits the wood it is time to stop. If you make the tape the same depth as the whole you want, you get a perfectly drilled hole every time!
Line up your bit to your block of wood and start drilling. Usually high speed and light pressure gives the cleanest cut.
While I was making these, I also made a small log into a candle holder. Here’s a picture of how I did that:
To finish the project, check the cut edges, if they are rough, use a hand sander to smooth them out. But a sharp blade on a mitre will give a very smooth cut.
Clean off your new candle holders and use them to decorate:
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