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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 07-01-2016 06:42 PM 901 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these bottle balancers in a variety of shapes.

They will balance bottles that are full or empty. I’ve not tried partially full bottles.

They will balance both the 750 ml and 1.5 L bottles.

The wine glass shaped one is in Cherry. The wine bottle shaped one is in Black Walnut.

The basic dimensions are to be 12” long. 3 – 4” wide, depending on pattern. 45 deg angle at foot. Hole is 1-1/2” dia and centered at 7” from bottom of foot.

I made 1/4” hardboard patterns.

Cut hole on drill press, circle cutter or hole saw. The cut at bandsaw and shape it on oscillating sander or pattern bit on router table.

Quick and easy to make. Make great gifts.

See my YouTube videos at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR9N3IZUMU8
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl50Hp6Ygpo

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-01-2016 06:51 PM

Nice motive, bottle with glass.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 07:14 PM

Nice work. Thanks for all the information.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 02:16 PM

These have always been great eye catchers – it appears like they are totally and stubbornly defiant to the proud and loud law of gravity.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Gary Lundgren

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#4 posted 07-02-2016 02:57 PM

Thank you everyone.

I have plans in pdf file if anyone wants one. The geometry is pretty simple as I described. It’s just whatever shape you want. I was concerned that a lack of mass in some style would affect its ability to balance. However, it seems to defy that too.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#5 posted 10-14-2016 02:33 PM

Hi Gary cool on sharing your plans. Can u please email to me at g.chris@comcast.net
Tks
Greg

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