Wine Bottle Holders

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Project by GodofBiscuits posted 01-08-2010 07:38 AM 4510 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What do you do when you are waiting for the glue to dry up on a couple panels for another project? You make magic balancing wine bottle holders. They are made up of some scrap purple heart I had sitting around. I made about six out of MDF before I figured out the appropriate dimensions to successfully balance the wine bottles. The angle is 40 degrees and the hole for the neck of the bottle is 1-3/8”. I used a quarter round over to soften the edges and sanded them down to 320 grit. I am contemplating the finish but most likely a wipe on poly will finish them out, or maybe a liberal coat of boiled linseed oil. any thoughts?

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 07:51 AM

Does the length matter? Will all size bottles fit or do you have to adjust the size of the holders ?

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 08:45 AM

The length actually matters quite a bit. I have a few bottles that will not balance using the two shown in the photo. I will make a couple more just a tad bit longer for those bottles. I sound a formula while searching online this evening that uses the length of the bottles neck to determine the length of the holder. I’ll give that a shot tomorrow and see how it works.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 04:05 PM

Let us know how that works out and the formula if it works ! Personally I would use the poly . It’s more durable and catches less dust in my humble opinion .

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 07:20 PM

Thanks for doing the R&D for us ;). I agree with using the poly. I believe it will hold up better if any liquids get splashed on it also.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 10:46 AM

What a cool way to use up little pieces! Thanks.
They would make neat pieces for wedding gifts on tables.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 11:18 AM

So, I played around a bit and figured out the formula works fairly well but I still have a couple bottles that just plain don’t want to cooperate. The ones shown in the pics above are 8.5” long by 2.875” wide. The angle is cut at 40 degrees to the face and the hole is drilled at 6.5 from the tip of the angle cut.

The formula for I used to figure out the others is from this site. It uses a 45 degree angle and holds the bottles a little more level to the counter so it’s slightly different in design.

You’ll have to do some converting but it works fairly well.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#7 posted 03-12-2010 03:34 AM

perfect, i’ve been looking for the plans on this for awhile asked a few people but got no reply. Now i just need a little help converting the “CM” on the link you gave. THANKS ALOT! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 03:55 AM

I have made these and if the length is off just change the angle. I have used 40 to 45 degrees and they work.
What I would like is the pattern to make one for two or three bottles.
Hope someone can help me out.

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