Bourbon Flight

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Project by cck7272 posted 11-30-2015 05:22 AM 610 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had got this commission job a year ago and delivered a year ago. Just getting around to show and tell.

The customer asked for a simple piece of wood with some character. I told him I may have just the piece for him. I hand planed off the rough saw marks and showed it to him. He thought it was beautiful and work started. Got the walnut piece squared and flat. I made a template for the size of the circles I needed to route into the top for the glasses he was going to use. Routed all of the circles a 1/4” deep and a cove routed in to each end to make it easier to pick up. I needed to sand the bottoms of the of the circles and didn’t have the right tool, so… I made one. I cut a disk with a hole saw. Made a countersink in the center for a carriage bolt and double nut to lock it in place. I had some adhesive backed Velcro and attached it to the face of the disk. I cut some sanding disk to fit from my stock of 5” hook and loop sanding disk. It worked great. I sanded the rest and applied a finish of BLO, mineral spirits, and poly. At delivery the customer is thrilled.

The pics don’t do justice for the figured grain and chatoyance in this piece of walnut.

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 11:39 AM

Nice job on it. That is a pretty piece of wood!!


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#2 posted 11-30-2015 12:47 PM

Nice figured wood. Where does the “Flight” part fit in? Is he using this to serve bourbon on an airplane?

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 12:45 AM

i think there is a reference to flying in that a flights purpose is to carry different brands or types of whiskey, bourbon, or beer. From what I can see the distillers do their tastings served on a flight. So in short…it’s a tray.

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 12:56 AM

Great looking flight tray! That walnut looks amazing, and I’m sure he’ll enjoy his bourbon flights served on it!

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#5 posted 12-06-2015 06:44 PM

You do such beautiful work. The circles are cut so perfectly. I’m looking forward to seeing more up-coming projects!! Keep up the good work.

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