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Offline sgtmcboom

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Adjustable candle holder forged
« on: March 03, 2016, 06:49:53 PM »

Me and my girlfriend went out to Barberville today and picked up some coal. While we were there she was looking at the old time candle holders and asked if I could ever make one. Well I tried and I tried to keep it as rustic and simple as I could I am just starting messing with blacksmithing.




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Re: Adjustable candle holder forged
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 06:59:25 PM »
Very Cool. That is called a "Courting Candle"
when a feller would coma a courtin for one of the ladies of a house, the man of the house would size up the feller and determine what amount of time the feller would be allowed to spend with the lady. He would then dial in as much or little as he deemed appropriate and when the candle burned down to that point it was time for the feller to leave. I do not think 10" Tapers were what the holder was meant to hold.

Nice job
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Offline sgtmcboom

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Re: Adjustable candle holder forged
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 07:04:53 PM »

Yeah I am going to get a different type of candle or make my own candle or melt one down and make a shorter one

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Re: Adjustable candle holder forged
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 05:49:09 AM »
Cool.   Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Adjustable candle holder forged
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 11:44:47 AM »
Very Cool. That is called a "Courting Candle"
when a feller would coma a courtin for one of the ladies of a house, the man of the house would size up the feller and determine what amount of time the feller would be allowed to spend with the lady. He would then dial in as much or little as he deemed appropriate and when the candle burned down to that point it was time for the feller to leave. I do not think 10" Tapers were what the holder was meant to hold.

Nice job

Interesting back story, thanks
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