A Different Bottle Balancer

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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 1797 days ago 2907 views 59 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bottle balancer is made from reclaimed redwood and a salvaged 1” birch dowel. The angle at the bottom is 40 degrees and the two dowels at the top are positioned at 30 degrees. It was a bit trickey to get the 1 1/4” notches to line up, the spacing just right and the 30 degree slant for the bottle. I decided to bore all the way through the redwood for glueing the dowels to add strength to the small side rail. There are two coats of varathane and a bit of Johnson’s floor wax.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#1 posted 1797 days ago

This ones really unique

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1797 days ago

Love it, very unique.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#3 posted 1797 days ago

Beautiful piece! I especially like the stain from the nail on the side.



-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#4 posted 1796 days ago

that’s a pretty cool design, nice work!

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#5 posted 1796 days ago

This is nice to see. You have taken a design that everyone uses and think they have invented and changed it. Very unique and different I really like that.

-- Kaleo ,

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#6 posted 1796 days ago

Now that if different and unique, I like it do you have a copyright on this yet ? I may try it ,I have a friend who likes wine.I will give you credit for the design no worries.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#7 posted 1796 days ago

TraumaJacques, Woodworkers are on this site to share as well as learn. I post these little projects so others can see that even the little fall off pieces of wood and thinking outside the box can be enjoyable projects. Use whatever you like and credit need not be except for pride in what you fashion with your own hands.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 1796 days ago

Very nice. It looks like you could extend the dowels and the base through the post and hang two bottles from it. Just be careful, you don’t want to break any of those bottles of “Two Buck Chuck”.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#9 posted 1796 days ago

I like the wine holder. Good choice of wine. . . nothing beats a good bottle of “Two Buck Chuck”

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#10 posted 1796 days ago

Ampeater and Grant, read the write up in my projects on “Bamboo Bulletin Board” and praise to TBC!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 1796 days ago

I think this is my favorite design yet.

-- Jim

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#12 posted 1796 days ago

Very nice design. I always love to see what comes out of the scrap-pile. Kind of like a phoenix rising out of the ashes!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#14 posted 1793 days ago

great take on the wine balancer. Love it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 1102 days ago

Now that is thinking outside the box. Nice job!!
That is what I love about Lumberjocks…........There is so much creativity!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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