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Project by JimRochester posted 07-05-2015 04:44 PM 2310 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quality shop time has been tough to come by these days but I wanted to try and get one more project out of the shop. The weather is finally nice so I definitely don’t want to be in the basement. These have been floating around on facebook and a few of our fellow LJ’s have tried them. I started with the WWMM design but made some changes. For simplicity, most of the designs I found use the same size hole for the glasses as it does the wine bottle. That limits you to some pretty large wine glasses. I made a 3 1/8” hole for the bottle and 2 1/4” for the glasses which allowed the use of 4 glasses instead of just 2.

As you can see I made one from cherry with an offset strip of purpleheart and another from maple with walnut strips. I’m going to make a stand for use indoors or for really hard ground. I’d also like to try a shorty for picnic blanket use.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.





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Josh

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#1 posted 07-05-2015 05:00 PM

These creations are great. Did you think these up yourself?

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 07-05-2015 05:06 PM

Someone sent it to me on facebook a few months back, then I looked them up online. Steve Ramsey made some so I took his basic design and modified it to make it my own.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 07-05-2015 05:14 PM

Nice, I wanted to get a couple made for a show I have next weekend but don’t have enough time. Couple questions, did you use the steel bar inside the wood to stick in the ground and the dowel to make the hinge for the top piece?

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#4 posted 07-05-2015 05:31 PM

Yes, that part I stuck with his design. I picked up the 36” steel bar at HD and cut it half. I have 12” inside and 6” to go in the ground. That seems to be plenty to hold the weight. If I make more I might pull it out to 10” and 8” just for piece of mind. I did drive screws through the dowel because I didn’t want them sliding out

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#5 posted 07-05-2015 06:42 PM

Another great ‘Mere Mortals’ inspired project. Wonderful built.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 12:28 AM

Good job, Jim! This is on my list to get done as well. I like the 2 glass version … but I had planned on using wooden dowel for both the pivot point and the, uh, ground point. You don’t think wood will work in those 2 places?

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Nighthawk

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#7 posted 07-06-2015 05:58 AM

These have been around for a while I made one of these for the Summers Woodworking 2×4 Competition about a month or so ago… :-) ...and I think Steve Ramsey made one a couple of weeks ago as well… fun to make and easy.. I had to change the design on mine a bit to stay with the 2×4 tho ;-/ you see it in the video lol

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#8 posted 07-06-2015 09:36 PM



Good job, Jim! This is on my list to get done as well. I like the 2 glass version … but I had planned on using wooden dowel for both the pivot point and the, uh, ground point. You don t think wood will work in those 2 places?

- Mr M s Woodshop

The plans I was using from WWMM had 3 1/4 holes all around, I’m sure for simplicity in manufacture. Those are some big freakin holes for wine glasses. Only real big glasses will fit. I had a 2 1/4 forstner bit and had plenty of room for 4. I used a 3/4 dowel for the hinge and that was fine. I felt using a big dowel for the stake would make it too hard to sink in all but the softest ground. The metal rod provides enough support when loaded up so I guess either one will work.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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