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Project by Bob Collins posted 1929 days ago 1738 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been fascinated by pictures of these bottle holders for some time now but never got to making them,
so with a bit of time on my hands I cut out fifteen of them using some off cuts of 1/2” thick pine. To add a big of variety I woodburned a motif on each, here is a few of them.

And surprise, surprise the whole 15 balanced. Stilll need to put a coat of varnish on and then they are off to a local wineshop which ordered a dozen. An easy and simple project.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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pat sherman

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#1 posted 1929 days ago

hey bob. interesting. will try a couple and see if i can make them balance. lol.

then hope my cat does not play with them. nice woodburning by the way.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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darryl

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#2 posted 1929 days ago

your woodburnings do look great.
real nice work on your photography as well.

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FritzFratz

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#3 posted 1929 days ago

Do you have a “plan” for them? what are the dimensions and the cutoff degree on the bottom? I’d like to build a few for friends and family. Thx

-- FritzFratz, 'Boji, IA

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MauBow

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#4 posted 1929 days ago

FritzFratz, check out this jig that someone else post awhile back…..

Bottle Balance Jig

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.

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FritzFratz

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#5 posted 1929 days ago

Thanks Bob, I appreciate it! Take care.

-- FritzFratz, 'Boji, IA

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1929 days ago

A simple design brought to life with your wood burning. Cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GMoney

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#7 posted 1929 days ago

Great project! I’m curious what you used for a hole size and the angle of the end cut?
Thank you.

-- Greg, CT

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 1928 days ago

Thanks for all the above comments. That Jig looks great but not mine. The dimensions I use are as follows:

Thickness of wood 1/2” or thicker. Oblong piece 8 1/4” x 2 3/4” one end cut at 40 degree angle. Drill hole 1 1/4” diam 6 5/8” from the angled end, centre would be 1 3/8”.

A bit of sanding and they balance. I like the look of the jig above and it could be a a worth while project if you are going to make more than one.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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FritzFratz

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#9 posted 1927 days ago

Thanks for the update info, Bob, I appreciate it. Actually, thanks for everyone that’s contributed to this. Bob, the wood burning is spectacular!

-- FritzFratz, 'Boji, IA

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 1927 days ago

Pleasure Fritz, hope you enjoy making them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Cathy Krumrei

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#11 posted 1927 days ago

Nice job Bob! Love the designs. Yeah..another project on my list! Thanks for sharing.

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 1926 days ago

Thanks Krum, Have fun making them, to get the perfect balance is to drink the wine then fill bottle with water and you don’t cares if they if they balance or not. Enjoy.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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winecountrywhimsy

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#13 posted 1910 days ago

I got inspired and just finished a bottle balancer made from a wine barrel stave. It is a little challanging because the staves are curved from end to end and side to side. Just have to do the finish and I will post. I bet if I had your wood burning skills I could burn wine graphics or winery logos in them and sell them to the wineries here in Sonoma and Napa for their tasting rooms. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 1910 days ago

Great to hear you have made some, would look good with the curves. The wood burnings not that hard to learn, I taught myself, if you get your pattern drawn start with a light burn and repeat, dont let the pen stop on the wood as it will burn but use a flow action. Practice on a piece of scrap, a logo will make all the difference.

There was nother balancer posted yesterday by Kindlingmaker, a neat and different concept, more ideas.
Best of luck with the sales and look forward to viewing your post.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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