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Oil Holder

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My goal for this oil holder was not just to have a spot for oil bottles but, specifically, four bottles… the four chosen oils for my daily Essential Reflections.

When I do my Reflections, I have one oil for each direction, east, south, west, and north… but that is another story. For the holder, I wanted the holes to also be in the four directions. So, I designed it and I sent Rick to the shop to make it work.

I wanted the holes to be large enough for both 5ml bottles and 15 ml. To make life easy for the build, I asked for the log to be cut in two, with the holes going through the top half and then re-joined to the bottom. What I had forgotten about was the sliver of wood that would be removed during the cut, so lining the pieces up to look like one piece was a little tricky.

Rick put a sealer on all of it, to keep the bark and the holes smooth.

End result: perfect for my Reflections and I have had several requests for a similar one. So far, this is a one-off.

Would love to get some tips to perfect the idea. Thanks

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

10 Comments

Neat Project, turned out Great, Congratulations on a job well done ! Enjoy.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Good idea Debbie, nice work.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks everyone !

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

made something similar for the DIL she loved it.

Its a piece of drift wood her father used to use for bonsai and he cannot do them any more, so she gave it to me as a special task and a fond memory

Regards Rob

Oh that is LOVELY

What did you use to make the holes?

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thanks Sheri

I love it :)

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Hello Ms DebbieP

I used two different sized forstner bits and had the setup in a drill press.
One was 28mm and the second 23mm

Here is a test run to check the correct sizes.

Regards Rob

I really like the idea of the “sampler” block …roller balls, 5ml, 15 ml; easy to test!!

Love it

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit