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Barrel Wine Rack #2: Inside Job...

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 1718 days ago 1452 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I glued support ribs along the insides of both sides to support the top and shelves. I also had to reinforce the top and bottom with cross braces. Since the wood is so irregular, I’ve been having to rely on great globs of glue to make contact. I used cardboard to create templates for each rib. I’m hoping that the large top support will give me enough glue surface to secure this whole thing. Without the hoops, the whole thing falls apart.

I have to admit that I’m flying by the seat of my pants here. Because the staves and tops don’t line up, there’s very little to work with. I’m just hoping the end result is somewhat acceptable. Once the glue dries, I’m going to try to use a band clamp to hold it long enough to glue it together.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1718 days ago

sounds good let’s see what happens Skully

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Napaman

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#2 posted 1718 days ago

do you think biscuits wood work—-or is the gap too big???

When I helped a friend make some projects out of the wine barrel ends we had some of the same issues…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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kidi

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#3 posted 1718 days ago

I have used wine barrels for a few japanese taiko drums and I learned my lesson to use biscuits between the stave. When gluing the barrel together it will tend to implode without the biscuits.

-- paul, mmsmarimbas.com

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winecountrywhimsy

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#4 posted 1709 days ago

I have never used biscuit when glueing the staves together. I use the same trick with the barrel hoops, they work as decoration and support.

It looks like it will be nice when you are done.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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winecountrywhimsy

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#5 posted 1709 days ago

Did you give any thought to a shelf for hanging glasses by the stem, upside down? Perhaps on the underside of the top shelf? That would cut down on your bottle storage but would give it a little extra pazaz.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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CaptainSkully

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#6 posted 1709 days ago

That’s a really interesting question. Because the one I saw was just wine bottle storage, I didn’t think about stemware. I’ll probably max out the bottle count on this one, but if I ever make another one, I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks Todd!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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