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Project by rooster posted 1692 days ago 3228 views 36 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think MsDebbieP posted the original snowman wine balancer. I built a few of those last year. This year I decided to modify the plans and try to make a Santa. I think the cut-outs looked great, but I probably ruined them with my terrible painting. Anyway, it’s an easy/fun project and works great as a gift for unexpected guests.

I think I’ll stick with the snowmen in the future. Easier to paint.

Merry Christmas everyone!





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Alan

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#1 posted 1692 days ago

They look great. Merry Christmas.

-- Alan, Prince George

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MikeeLikesIt

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#2 posted 1692 days ago

Hey I think I need some of those for my Wine Butler. Very nice. I baffles me how they stand up with no back support! Paint job looks good from here! I do like the carrot nose in the snow men. Nice Job…

-- Mikee Likes It

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rooster

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#3 posted 1692 days ago

Frank,

The original plan was from The Winfield Collection website. It was a free plan, but has since been taken down. I posted the plan in the pictures for this project, I hope they don’t mind.

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McLeanVA

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#4 posted 1692 days ago

Very fun idea. I think your paint job looks awesome. Nice work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 1692 days ago

Looks like they are in the holiday spirit. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 1692 days ago

They do look fun to make! What is the hole size for the bottle neck?

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

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 1692 days ago

santa, santa, santa!!!

great adaption! They make great conversation pieces.

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

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Scott

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#8 posted 1692 days ago

Very nice.

Thanks for posting the plans! After reading it, I might be able to salvage a few blanks I pitched by decreasing the bottom angle.

-- Making Wood Shorter, One board at a time

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 1692 days ago

Cute—-Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1691 days ago

neat

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rooster

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#11 posted 1691 days ago

Kindlingmaker,

I don’t think the hole size needs to be exact. When I printed out the plans, I just tried to match up a forstner bit with the approximate diameter. I think I used 1-1/4” bit. Maybe 1-1/8”. Again, it doesn’t need to be exact, just large enough to easily slide in the bottle neck. Gravity will hold it in place.

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 1691 days ago

my guess is that as the hole size changes then the bottom angle has to change to adjust for the slant of the bottle… so cut the hole and then start slicking off the bottom until it balanced…

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

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JenWoodworking

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#13 posted 1321 days ago

Thanks for the post, those are so great and was hoping to find the angle/dimensions without all the trial and error work, you solved that.. so thanks again. Great project

-- Jen loves wood!

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