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Project by brianinpa posted 12-16-2008 03:37 AM 1619 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is too cold to go fishing and hunting season has come to an end, so it is time to get back into the shop, and the weather was warm enough this weekend to get some last minutes things accomplished.

I had plans of making my sister’s in-law a small gift for Christmas this year and with the recent posts of this type of wine bottle balance, I decided to give these along with a bottle of the local sample. The wood is nothing but scraps of walnut and ash I had in the shop. The finish is a couple coats of tongue oil.

Now to give them as gifts without causing an arguement: we don’t exchange gifts just go out to dinner and a movie as three couples without any kids: sometimes that is a gift enough!

I must apologize to all the wine aficionados. The closest thing I had to a wine bottle was a collectors edition bottle of beer: Go Eagles!

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





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#1 posted 12-16-2008 03:44 AM

Looks Great , Brian!!

That’s not beer, its Milwaukee Cabernet!

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

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#2 posted 12-16-2008 04:20 AM

great…i love these…

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#3 posted 12-16-2008 04:57 AM

Nice looking gifts, Brian. I am sure they will be well received. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 12-16-2008 06:54 AM

Nice! I thought of making a couple of these for my daughters. What is the angle of the bevel on the bottom? Does it matter where the hole is-would it be centered or not?

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#5 posted 12-16-2008 07:51 PM

The hole was 7” from the bottom edge and the angle was 45 degrees, but I had to keep adjusting the andlge slightly until it balanced correctly. The final angle is close to 35 degrees.

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

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#6 posted 12-16-2008 11:22 PM

Brian, The two holders are a prime example of why I keep all of my cutoffs. They are very nice gifts. How long are they? Thanks for sharing

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#7 posted 12-17-2008 01:42 AM

I keep forgetting to add the dimensions: 10 3/4” long x 3 3/4” wide.

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

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