Magic Wine Bottle Holder

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Project by Sawstop posted 01-08-2010 01:27 AM 7663 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Magic Wine Bottle Holder

This isn’t my design I found it on line.
The shape, angles & position of the hole are critical & the balance change with bottle shape.

I tried to make as many from one glue-up as possible to minimize waist & cut 3 lined up like bananas but the inside curve & out side curve differ just enough so they can’t be stacked very close, so to minimize waist & changed the curve just a little but by the 3rd one the balance was off.

The woods used are.
Lacewood, PurpleHaert & Maple

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 01:42 AM

I’m very impressed with your work but, as a wine enthusiast, I see a fundamental problem with your design. A wine bottle should be stored with the top tilted down. This is so you always keep the cork moist.

I have tried this design myself (mine didn’t look as nice) and I got the same result, the wine bottle tilting upwards. I need to revise the design so the wine bottle tilts down. I haven’t figured out how to do that yet.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 01:57 AM

Awesome piece, would you mind sharing where you found the design. I would love to try this out sometime!

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 02:04 AM

Yes toy are correct about keeping the cork moist but most of us would never let the bottle stay in this position long enough before we open it.

But redesigning it could prove fruitful.
Pardon the pun

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 02:07 AM

From what I have seen of these the cork is still wet even with a slight tilt up…
And I like this curved one the best…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 02:10 AM

This is really a cool piece – what size of stock did you cut it from, or did you bend it? I am pretty green on woodworking techniques and would love to see how you made this. BTW – wine never stays in my holder long enough to worry about corks drying out ;)


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 02:55 AM

It’s a nice lookin rig. The cork’s need to stay moist is old school. Most of the wine these days don’t use real cork and if they do, they cover it with a tight seal so it won’t dry out any way you store it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Monte McCoy

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 03:08 AM

I store my box wine upside down and it never seems to make a difference?? hahaha just kidding. Very pretty project!

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 03:16 AM

The choice of woods are awesome! The color combos really blend well. I made one of these about a year ago. They make great gifts.

-- Rick

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 04:12 AM

First time I’ve seen one like this. Great job!

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 05:29 AM

Yes CanadaJeff I will post what ever I have as in plans as soon as I can find it.

Tomoose: The stock I used was all 4/4 after planing was just about 7/8” & then using the Band Saw Re-Saw the individual boards to varying thickness to give a pleasing effect, I then glued up the woods to make a square blank something like a cutting board then cut out the profile shape & I found using the cutout that is left over to help position the piece when cutting the hole on the drill press for the bottle neck.

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 06:21 AM

I like it its beautiful and functional the cork situation is a dead end if its in there long enough to dry it out you don’t drink enough and should work on this.
a wonderful piece to showcase the builders tallent and artistic style to display a fine vino for an eavening meal not nesisaily for long term wine storage.

I find that wine is best served often and in any condition

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 04:00 PM

Cork, interesting – - – how do they thread the cork so it can screw on and still hold a tight seal?

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 05:17 PM

Look awesome, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 11:11 PM

Fantastic work. A really handsome piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-15-2010 07:55 AM

Well, I drink screw top so I don’t have to worry about corks ;-). But if you want to change it so it points down you need to move the fulcrum or balance point. This can be done by a bottle with most of its weight forward, closer to the neck, but most wine bottles don’t work that way. By moving the wider portion of the semi-circle, toward the bottle neck, and moving the narrow end around the circle further you should be able to get most of the bottles to stand cork down.

-- RayCurtis

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