|Project by OttoH||posted 07-08-2014 03:30 AM||1604 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
Back in April the local library that was built by George Hearst for his wife Phoebe when George was running the Homestake Gold Mine had a fundraiser. I designed and made a wine caddy out of hard maple, engraved the maple with the information and pictures of George and Phoebe. I engraved the cork in the bottom of the carrier with the Read In Lead logo, I also engraved the logo on the glasses and the wine bottle.
Designing the carrier was fun and frustrating at the same time, I built several prototypes out of poplar before I got it to where I liked the results. I had to build some specialized jigs to make some of the parts, but now that I have them I can turn out quite a few of the wine caddies with a Deadwood theme which go over quite well with the tourists. One of the features that they like the most is that you can hold this caddy out at a 90 degree angle and the bottle & glasses stay put.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD