How to Make a Candleholder

by Russell Cole-Goldstein

This is how you make a candleholder.


  • Flatbar
  • Sheet Metal
  • Vice
  • File
  • Hacksaw
  • Welding Machine
  • Scroll Plate
  • Metal Ruler
  • Scribe
  • Centerpunch
  • Guillotine
  • Ball Pin Hammer
  • Diameter
  • Tinsnips
  • Pop rivet gun
  • Pop rivets
  • Drill press
  • Tin mans mallet
  • Dish mold
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 1: Measure your flat bar to the size you want the piece to be.

    Step 2

    Step 2: Cut out your flat bar after you made the mark. Use a hacksaw and vice.

    Step 3

    Step 3: File the flat bar you just cut and make sure there are no rough edges.

    Step 4

    Step 4: For piece one, get the circle mould and use your hands to bend the flat bar around until you just overlap the flatbar.

    Step 5

    Unwelded circle

    Step 6

    Step 5: Weld your circle to complete this piece.

    Step 7

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the next piece

    Step 8

    Step 6: Use the flat bar twist jig to twist this piece of flatbar.

    Step 9

    Step 7: Use the scroll plate to scroll both ends left from the flat bar. You might have to use a clamp to get more leverage.

    Step 10

    Step 8: Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the final piece of flat bar.

    Step 11

    Step 9: Scroll one end of the flat bar using a scroll plate and your done for the flatbar.

    Step 12

    Flat bar pieces one, two, and three.

    Step 13

    Step 10: Using a metal ruler and scribe, mark out your sheet metal so it is a square, for this one, mark out an 8x8 square.

    Step 14

    Step 11: Use the guillotine to cut out the square. Repeat steps 10 and 11 two more times.

    Step 15

    Step 12: Using the metal ruler and scribe again, find the center of the sheet metal by drawing an x, marking from corner to corner, where the x meets, is the middle.

    Step 16

    Step 13: Once you have found the middle, use the ballpin hammer and a center punch to make a dent in the middle.

    Step 17

    Step 14: Using the diameter, put one end in the dent and the other so it touching just inside the square. Spin it around to mark a circle.

    Step 18

    Step 15: Use tin snips to cut out the perfect circle.

    Step 19

    Step 16: Using the drill press, line the drill bit up to the dent and start drilling until you have made a hole through the sheet metal.

    Step 20

    Step 17: Use the wooden dish mold to shape the dish so it catches the wax.

    Step 21

    Do that for all three dishes.

    Step 22

    Step 18: Use pop rivet gun and a pop rivet to pop rivet all pieces together.

    Step 23

    Finished Product