|Project by soupyg||posted 01-08-2015 10:58 PM||1254 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
I made these wine displays for Christmas gifts, the design came from the Drunken WoodWorker. I ended up making 4 of these displays, one out of pine and hemlock as a prototype then three out of Maple and an exotic wood that I can’t recall the name of.
This was a great little project, I learned a lot. I am relatively new to wood working and this project allowed me to use skills, tools and hard woods that I had not worked with much to this point including:
Clamps for the glue-up
Table Saw for rough wood cutting
Planer for wood prep
Band Saw for final shape
Router table with round over bit
Oscillating spindle sander
Spray lacquer finish (I will probably use wipe on moving forward)
I learned several lessons including how important and good glue up is, cheap forstner bits and router bits can cause a lot of extra sanding, and the importance of attention to details. My prototype was with soft woods and I learned how different they are to work with versus hard woods.
I recommend this project, it was fun to make and those that received them as gifts really liked them.