|Project by Kindlingmaker||posted 01-26-2009 04:43 AM||16658 views||180 times favorited||9 comments|
This jig is made entirely from fall offs, mostly 3/4” ply. The jig base is wider and longer than the ramp for ease of clamping to the drill press. The wood for the balancer is cut at a 40 degree bevel on one end and 90 degrees at the other end with a total length of 10”. The beveled end lays flat on the jig and rests at the bottom stop. A 1 1/4” forester bit is used to cut the 30 degree angle for the bottle neck using the drill press. Any thickness or width of wood can used. Notice that the bottle is nearly horizontal with both balancers. Using the jig the total time for making a balancer is 15 minutes. The distance from the point of the beveled end, (bottom), to the center of the bottle hole is about 7”.
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings