Great way to reuse materials. I’m doing this with a standard pallet.
I finally finished all the wine bottle balancers for the wedding. In plenty of time, the wedding isn’t for another month. I’ll add it to my projects list with a batch of pictures, but will also put some final pics here. A few things I learned/would have done different/random thoughts: Cherry is now officially my favorite wood to work with. I used to prefer oak, and lots of other stuff is neat, but NOTHING machines as easily and comes out looking better than a piece of che...
About 10 years ago, I made a batch of those wine bottle balance pieces for Christmas presents. When my step daughter was here, talking about gifts for the guests who make the long drive to her wedding, I suggested these would be pretty nice. I was thinking like 1 for each couple, so maybe I’d be in for 50 or so pieces. Her first request was for 275 pieces! DOH! She later downsized it to 125, but I already had lumber cut for 200+ so she’s getting about 175 and I’m keeping th...
I have been itching to make a table for a while now. Not just any table, mind you, but a live-edge table made from a slab or two. When summer began I told myself that I would do it, and while I was browsing the internet looking for wood slabs, I came across a gentleman who had literally hundreds of slabs sitting in his back yard, waiting to be sold.I looked up the address and saw that it was close to some family members, some seven hours of driving away. “Perfect excuse.” I tho...
Well today I got out to the shop for about an hour this morning. Not much time, but it’s what I needed to get done what needed to get done. I’ve got three things that I cut up, and also got glued. First up is of course a new wine bottle holder design. It is a mix of purpleheart and oak. I wish I had some different woods to mix, but I’m using what I got. I’ve also cut and glue up a votive candle holder. It’s also made from purpleheart and oak. I know what I want i...
I was suppose to have this video done 2 weeks ago, but due to children illnesses and a long overdue vacation, it got delayed. Just finished it up today. I hope you enjoy and go to my webpage for past videos and well, just to visit. Thanks guys.
It seems like everyone these days are making videos of things, so I decided to do one as well. It is very simple, but it is my first one. I have included the degrees you cut the base at (which seems to be a common question). Enjoy it!
The Blending of Art & Wine - A NJ Event! #1: A Call to Artisans, Those Who Appriciate Art, & Wine Lovers!
This is a call to Artisans, Art & Furniture Enthusiasts, and Wine Lovers! – We are inviting local artisans to participate in an art and furniture show! Artists & Woodworkers: If you would like to display your talents, crafts, and successes you are invited to join us – please contact me for more details! The venue is NOT charging us a fee to show, nor are they taking a commission on sales this is all for their shared love of art! We may request a small contribution to c...
In this final section of the Wine Cork Display Tutorials I will show you how I cut and glue in the miter keys. Larger Picture Version LJ Project of Finished Displays Here you can see my miter key jig. Since I cut so many miter keys for the wine cork displays and the boxes I make, I decided that a nice, large, dedicated jig would save me a lot of time. It works really well, I’ve used the heck out it. The first thing I do is figure out how far from the edge I want my keys to...
In this tutorial, I’ll show how I glue and assembly my wine cork displays. If you’re interested in a version with larger pictures, follow the link below: Bigger Picture Version Now that I’ve got my glass, I can begin the glue-up. However, I suggest sanding the inside first, one less thing to deal with later. I begin by laying my pieces down on my table with the inside facing down and the front facing away from me. I use a piece of MDF to make sure the front edges...
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