To my amazement there has been a lot of inquiries into how I make my wine cork displays. These questions inspired me to create a series of blog/tutorials to help explain my process. They will probably go into far more detail than most of you “master woodworkers” care to see, but I’m hoping it will help those new to woodworking. I remember how valuable some of the more detailed tutorials where to me when I first started, and still are for that matter.
The design is one of my own. It’s very simple, basically the same as the boxes I make but with glass and a hole in the top. There is nothing complicated about them and they make great gifts. They don’t have to store just wine corks either. Some of the people I have made them for store beer caps, marbles, and coins in them.
Please feel free to copy my design. I’m sure there are several ways to improve upon it and I’ve love to see or hear about any of them. Some of the ideas I’ve played around with include: rectangle instead of square, box joints instead of miters, and making the glass removable instead of the back.I use a basic set of tools as follows:
- Miter Saw
- Miter Key Jig
The techniques used are simple. I’ve only been at this for a year, so most new woodworker should able to follow along. If you have an questions, feel free to contact me. As always, any comments or feedback is welcome. I hope you enjoy the tutorials!