|Project by UnclePolly||posted 12-15-2014 06:10 PM||1380 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
Having studied various photos from other Lumber Jocks of their versions of the wine bottle holder, I thought I’d throw my 2 cents worth into the mix.
I had a piece of offcut from the head rest of the Maloof Style rocker I just finished and I couldn’t think of any way to use the walnut. The offcut was curved and coopered because that is the way that Hal Taylor taught me how to make my headrest.
I thought it might work for the wine bottle holder so I cut the material into 4 pieces and proceeded to make one holder. The material is 3/8” x 3.5” x 9” Since the material is only a little bit thicker than 3/8”, I needed to add some additional material to the foot of the holder to give it a place to rest.
The hole is 1-1/4” dia. drilled with a forstner bit at 90 degrees to the face of the material. I then cut a 45 degree piece off of the end of the material and glued it to the back side of the curve. This gave the holder the needed surface material to balance the wine bottle. I then routed the edges with a 1/4” roundover bit.
Sanded to 600 grit with my new Mirka Ceros ROS, the wine holder is functional and very smooth. Finished with one good soaking coat of Watco natural, it was immediately claimed by my wife as a Christmas present for her sister.
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