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Project by Thorreain posted 05-20-2015 11:08 AM 4420 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from pine and spruce. It’s 24” high overall. The top is 1” thick and the leg is a 2×6. The dowel for the spike is a 3/4” maple dowel. The hole for the wine bottle is 3” and the glass holes are 1-1/2” diameter with a 1” track. It folds for easy storage when not in use. Here are some other pics showing details, I apologize for the iPad quality.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?





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PaulHWood

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 11:51 AM

Very cool, but I can’t figure the mechanism for when it is deployed open

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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Thorreain

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 02:48 PM

The mechanism works as follows – It’s really just a couple of blocks as a base, and the leg pivots using a dowel, this is a kind of berring. Notice that the leg is placed off center to the top? The leg is attached closer to the edge of the top that has the bottle opening, allowing the weight of the round top to pivot and fall down towards the two glasses holes of the top. When you put the bottle in it actually rests on the notch in the leg, and any glass put in the other holes helps keep it opened, even tho the offset of the round wood keeps it open. On the edge of the notch I put a screw to keep the top folded when moving. Their is also a screw on the top of the leg to adjust the level of the top when deployed. Thanks for asking your question.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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LoganN

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 05:24 PM

Someone posted pictures of this to my Facebook page recently and I was thinking about trying it out! I’m glad to see that you beat me to it. Thanks for the details you posted. I was thinking of trying to use a galvanized steel spike for the dowel in the bottom. Based on what you have done do you think this will work? Also, how much did you offset the top? I was thinking of a 5 inch and 7 inch split.
Thanks!

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Thorreain

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 07:22 PM

That type of pin should work, just make sure the hole thru the leg is bigger and rotates freely, while the end blocks could be tight to keep it from falling out. I offset mine about 4” from the center, and rounded the top of the leg so it could pivot without binding. I too saw it on facebook a couple of weeks ago but the page was taken down the next day, so I built it from memory as best I could. If anyone has access could you please post the link to it?

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Thorreain

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 10:03 PM

I have an additional couple of measurements for use if building one of these. The dowel that acts as the pivot pin is 1/4” maple. The diameter of the table top is 15-1/2”. The notch depth is 8” but could be shallower to allow the wine bottle to protrude higher out of the table top. I have had a number of people request this item and I will be building more. I will post any improvements in design. It is going to be a popular camping item I believe.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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ajw1978

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 07:30 AM

Every female I know has been gushing over this thing on Facebook. I need to figure out the hinge and I’m going to start knocking these things out.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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degoose

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#7 posted 05-21-2015 10:37 AM

My version in Camphor Laurel… I too had the photos sent to me on FB before it was taken down..have 12 people interested in me making them some… looks like it will be in my new line…
Have the post and hinge in prototype but not pics… will post when finished.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Thorreain

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#8 posted 05-21-2015 10:38 AM

Good luck ajw, it’s not that hard to do. Yes I do think that every woman wine drinker would like to have one of these. They are cheap to make and once figured out you should be able to crank one out in an hour.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Thorreain

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#9 posted 05-21-2015 10:47 AM

LoganN I thought you were referring to the pivot pin when you asked about the galvanized rod as a replacement for the dowel. Yes a galvanized rod that would be driven into the ground instead of a 3/4” dowel would work better. It’s just what I had on hand.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Thorreain

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#10 posted 05-21-2015 10:48 AM

Good times, yes I think this is going to be the item of the summer!

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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KBF0129

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#11 posted 05-21-2015 05:11 PM

Thanks guys for your efforts. I will take on the “assignment” given to me by my wife – and now my sister-in-law. Yes, it is growing . . .

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Thorreain

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#12 posted 05-21-2015 11:07 PM

Great work Larry!

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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