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ARTISTIC WINE BOTTLE BALANCE HOLDER
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Made with Purpleheart, Hickory, Cherry and Maple. Light Poly finish.

-- - Michael [..for God's glory." 2 Cor. 10:31] Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty...





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lew

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#1 posted 2083 days ago

Very Nice!

I’ve often wondered do these work if the bottle is not full- but stoppered of course.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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EricW

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#2 posted 2083 days ago

thats crazy, those angles have to be like perfect..

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mleedix

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#3 posted 2083 days ago

They normally work full, empty or whatever in between.

-- - Michael [..for God's glory." 2 Cor. 10:31] Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty...

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2083 days ago

what angle is the edge??/

This is really cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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mleedix

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#5 posted 2083 days ago

This particular one is cut at 45. You can play with that a bit though and still get it to work.

-- - Michael [..for God's glory." 2 Cor. 10:31] Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty...

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 2083 days ago

The more I see these, the more I want to make one. I have got to make the time, and now that fishing is coming to an end for the year, it may be time. Nice work. I’d be interested in more details.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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mleedix

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#7 posted 2083 days ago

Just a tip to help you see the physics. Grab a Pepsi, Dew whatever in an aluminum can. Now drink down 1/2 to 2/3 of the can. Carefully tip the can up on indented edge on the bottom ring of the can. Hold it long enough for the pop to stop moving and the can will balance there on it’s rounded edge. Same principle here it’s more about a balance point than and exact angle. As with the pop can there are limits to where you can balance on a rounded edge but the workable limits are not an exact measure. Some good easy starting points are 3/4” board, hole 7” up the board with a 45 on the bottom. But play with it, have some fun, it doesn’t take that much wood to make one of these things. An average one is around 9” x 2 1/2” but again this is not an exact! This particular piece is 8” x 2 5/8” x 1/2” with the hole just over 6” up the board.
Above all, have fun and just grin when your guests are looking for the attachment point!

-- - Michael [..for God's glory." 2 Cor. 10:31] Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty...

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Darell

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#8 posted 2083 days ago

What about the size of the hole? I don’t drink but think these might be fun to play with and make for friends that do. Guess I need an empty wine bottle and figure it out.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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coloradoclimber

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#9 posted 2083 days ago

Here’s a couple of links to other balancers with dimensions.

Wine Tilts by ColoradoClimber

Wine Balancers by Rah

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mleedix

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#10 posted 2082 days ago

Thanks for the links.

As for the hole I use 1 3/8” others I’ve seen appear closer to 1 1/2”.

-- - Michael [..for God's glory." 2 Cor. 10:31] Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty...

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Paul

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#11 posted 2082 days ago

Excellent, I think I will try to make some and combine the idea with a cheese board, Drink the wine while you are slicing the cheese? Seems like it would work with a slightly wider board.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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drfisherman

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#12 posted 1766 days ago

Thanks for all the details. Going to play in the garage this weekend.

-- "The worst day fishing is better than the best day working!"

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