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Project by kev posted 06-13-2007 03:52 AM 1682 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New improved winerack. I had to make the bottles have a little more angle to them. The finish is a spray on Deft.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-13-2007 04:09 AM

Very cool Kev. Are you a conoiser of wine? jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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mot

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#2 posted 06-13-2007 04:17 AM

I really like this design! My 2 year old might make me sorry I made it, but in the future!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 06-13-2007 05:07 AM

Hey Kev: on your bottle back side fingers, did you alternate the grain of the accent center walnut board? If not, you might consider that, as a heavy knock by a full bottle might break off a finger on the short grain of the oak. Another idea would be to drill and glue a dowel rod inside the finger to help support that short grain. The end of the dowel cut off flush and sanded would look like a set of dots on the end of the fingers, which might look good. I have also used brass rods for such things. I hestiate to consider making the fingers thicker, as that would sure change the appeal of the sculptural form, but with functional-art, you have to worry about abuse and the functional damage that it will incur. The last thing you want is a vineyard in Napa showing off your rack at a large dinner/wine function, and someone breaking off a finger.

just an opinion, use it, or lose it.
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#4 posted 06-13-2007 05:09 AM

I’ll drink to that!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 06-13-2007 05:31 AM

Great combination.

In looking at the cherry one it looks like you glued a surface veneer on the curved pieces. Are the curved pieces cut on a bandsaw from solid stock and then a surface veneer applied?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 06-13-2007 12:02 PM

ooh so beautiful.
What a LOVELY design. It’s gorgeous.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#7 posted 06-13-2007 07:06 PM

Great job Kev. It looks artistic and functional at the same time. I was also wondering like Mark if the fingers would be strong enough to hold up over time? Last thing you want is someone to put their prized collection on the stand and then it breaks and they loose all their bottles. Unfortunately, I could see some people suing over that happening.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 06-14-2007 12:46 AM

Beauty.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 06-14-2007 04:00 AM

Really nice Kev.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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oscorner

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#10 posted 06-14-2007 06:50 PM

Excellent!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 06-14-2007 07:45 PM

Wow!! really nice… great design and execution.

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#12 posted 06-17-2007 05:19 AM

Outstanding, I may have to try some! It would be great to see how you made them.

Dan

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#13 posted 02-19-2008 11:15 PM

This is awesome! Very creative idea.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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